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Robbery suspect arrested; linked to 6 other robberies

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John Uaisele is charged with 6 robberies in Colorado Springs. John Uaisele is charged with 6 robberies in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs police arrest the man they say assaulted a female store clerk during a robbery on Wednesday near downtown.

32-year-old John Uaisele is now linked to six total robberies taking place in the city of Colorado Springs, in a crime spree that started on October 1 with an 8:30 a.m. robbery at a Shell gas station on Academy Blvd.

In each case, police say the suspect threatened and terrorized victims. In at least four of the cases, suspects threw large rocks at the victims and then took the cash drawer. Other victims reported being threatened with a large knife and being forced to unlock the door.

After the most recent robbery at the Valero store on the corner of Fillmore and Prospect, police were able to develop a description of the suspect's vehicle. They were able to arrest Uaisele as he left his motel room in the 1600 block of South Nevada.

The Valero clerk didn't suffer serious injuries and is expected to recover.

Police are asking for any witnesses to any of the robberies to come forward, here is a list of the incidents.

  • October 1, 2017, 8:30 AM – Shell Service Center located at 1590 South Academy Blvd.
  • October 31, 2017, 3:25 PM – Subway located at 2345 East Platte Avenue.
  • November 2, 2017, 6:15 PM – Taste of China located at 1811 South Academy Blvd.
  • November 5, 2017, 2:34 PM – 7-Eleven located at 328 East Platte Avenue.
  • November 7, 2017, 1:00 PM – Kwik Stop located at 847 East Platte Avenue.
  • November 8, 2017, 12:20 PM – Valero gas station located at 712 East Fillmore Road.

If you have information that can help with the investigation call police at (719) 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP (7867).

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