January 30, 2013 3:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A 7-year-old New York City boy's family has filed a $250 million claim against police and the city after saying he was handcuffed and falsely accused of stealing $5 from another student after school. His mother, Frances Mendez, tells the New York Post Wilson Reyes was... more »
January 22, 2013 12:10 AM
Police are on the hunt for at least one armed suspect after four people robbed a woman outside an MMJ shop in Colorado Springs.
It happened around 8:00 PM on Monday; a man approached a woman outside Rocky Mountain Miracles on East Bijou Street brandishing a semi-automatic handgun. He stole... more »
January 17, 2013 9:32 PM
17 days into the New Year and Colorado Springs Police have reported 13 personal robberies.
Police are cautioning residents to be on guard.
"People think it's not going to happen to them so they don't take precautions that are necessary to keep them safe," spokesperson Barbara Miller said.... more »
January 9, 2013 2:01 AM
Pueblo businesses are on alert following a recent rash of robberies.
10 places have already been hit since the beginning of the year.
Around 6:15 p.m. Monday, a man stormed into the Fashion Hotline store with a gun and demanded cash.
Surveillance video released to News 5... more »
November 25, 2012 8:05 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS- Police are looking for a group of suspects who robbed a couple as they were walking in the Monument Valley Park Saturday night.
"They were approached by three males who had guns," Sgt. Paul Martinez said. "They demanded their wallets and money."
The robbers are described... more »
November 25, 2012 12:44 PM
GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A 21-year-old suspect in an armed robbery and carjackings in Washington has been arrested after a high-speed chase in Colorado. Authorities say Marcel Maldonado was arrested Saturday afternoon in a stolen Volkswagen Jetta by Colorado law officers, following a chase that hit speeds of 140 mph.... more »
November 4, 2012 11:14 AM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating a robbery at the Diamond Shamrock on Palmer Park Boulevard. One man, in dark clothing, a ski mask and gloves entered the convenience store armed with a knife and a hammer demanding money, early Sunday morning. No injuries have been reported.
The suspect is... more »
August 28, 2012 4:53 PM
Authorities say a man accused of robbing a bank in western North Dakota called 911 three days later from his home in Kansas and told officers to arrest him for "making a mistake." Court papers say 53-year-old Kent Anthony Clemens held up the Gate City Bank in Williston on July... more »
August 18, 2012 1:54 PM
Colorado Springs Police search for a suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant while armed with a gun.
It happened Friday night at the Subway on N. Academy Blvd.
Officers say one suspect entered the restaurant and demanded money.
Armed with a handgun, he left with an undisclosed amount... more »
August 12, 2012 10:56 AM
Colorado Springs police are searching for a man they say robbed the Subway sandwich shop at 5613 N. Academy Blvd., demanding money from the clerk with a gun.
In a report police say a lone gunman entered through the rear door of the store around 9 p.m. Saturday night... more »
June 6, 2012 8:34 PM
It was a disturbing new way of committing a common crime; the suspect allegedly doused his victims in lighter fluid and threatened to set them on fire if they didn't open the cash registers.
That suspect, 51 year-old Dwight Davis, was arrested last month on a slew of burglary... more »
May 24, 2012 1:38 PM
Pueblo Police are looking for a suspect in a robbery at JR's County Store in the 500 block of E. Abriendo on May 20.
The man demanded money, while holding his hand under his shirt as if he had a weapon. His face was covered with a white bandanna.... more »
May 23, 2012 2:09 PM
Pueblo Police are trying to find a man who robbed a Dollar General, 1245 Spruce Street, on Monday afternoon.
The suspect used a box cutter as a weapon. After he got money from the cash register he left on foot.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male... more »
April 11, 2012 8:49 PM
High-tech security is the weapon of choice for one Colorado Springs family in the fight against crime in their neighborhood.
With rising crime rates in the city- burglary alone up 17% from last year- many are living in fear, but not Amanda Hattaway. "You turn on the news and... more »
March 29, 2012 7:03 PM
Pueblo Police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery this morning, miles from the crime scene.
Around 10:10 a.m. the Flowerama at 1244 Lake Avenue was robbed. The suspect was seen leaving in a VW Beetle with Pueblo West plates. Corporal Lee Karr saw the vehicle and followed it... more »
February 26, 2012 12:48 AM
Colorado Springs police are looking for the man who stole prescription painkillers from the Wallgreens store at 7390 Rangewood Drive this afternoon. He is believed to be the same suspect responsible for the robberies of six Wallgreens stores in recent weeks.
Officials tells News 5 the M.O. is always... more »
February 19, 2012 12:37 PM
Colorado Springs police are investigating another robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy. It was at the store at 1920 S. Chelton Road, around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
Police say a man walked in and handed the clerk a note, saying he had a gun and asking for the drug Dilaudid... more »
February 18, 2012 12:11 PM
A pizza delivery man was attacked in Colorado Springs, after making a drop-off.
Colorado Springs Police say just before 9 p.m. Friday the delivery driver was walking back to his car, from a house on the 2900 block of Fountain Blvd, when he was knocked to the ground and... more »
January 30, 2012 9:44 AM
Police are searching for the man who robbed a Colorado Springs Kohls store at 2575 Janitell Road Sunday night.
The suspect entered the store, selected a shirt and went to a register and waited in line. When it was his turn he laid the shirt down on the counter,... more »
January 20, 2012 2:48 PM
Colorado Springs Police have arrested a suspect in four area bank robberies. In recent weeks three banks in Pueblo and one in Colorado Springs have been robbed by a man police called "brazen."
Yesterday in Cripple Creek Shawn Godbey, 36, was arrested. He's being held in Colorado Springs on... more »
January 13, 2012 7:10 PM
The Vectra Bank on Highway 50 in Pueblo was robbed this afternoon. Police blame the same man who robbed and Ent Credit Union branch yesterday and a Sunflower Bank a few days ago.
The man showed the teller a note which demanded cash. He did not show a weapon.... more »
January 13, 2012 11:53 AM
Colorado Springs police are searching for two robbery suspects in the area of Juanita and Platte streets.
The suspects are believed to have robbed a jewelery store in the 2200 block of East Pikes Peak Avenue and assaulted the clerk.
Suspects are described as two men, White or... more »
January 13, 2012 1:01 AM
Pueblo police are looking for this man. He's accused of robbing the ENT Credit Union on 5th earlier today. He also may be the same man who's hit up several banks in Pueblo in recent days.
The man was described as a white male in his 20's, about 5'5"... more »
December 11, 2011 12:09 PM
Robbery investigators and officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department continue to look for two suspects from a robbery at a Western Convenience Store on the city's north side. Currently investigators say 2 male suspects physically assaulted the store clerk and were able to access the cash register before fleeing... more »
November 30, 2011 9:39 AM
Colorado Springs Police say a soldier with a concealed weapons permit stopped two men that attempted to rob him and his wife.
The soldier and his wife had just transferred from Fort Hood and were taking a walk last night when two masked men approached them at Fairmont Place... more »
November 16, 2011 2:01 PM
A 19 year old has been arrested in the robbery at a medical marijuana shop Monday. Cody James is accused of robbing the Indispensary at 3044 W. Colorado Avenue and assaulting the clerk behind the counter.
Detectives from the Robbery Unit found him today at a west side motel... more »
November 6, 2011 11:44 AM
Colorado Springs Police Robbery Detectives are investigating and looking for leads to locate a suspect who robbed the Papa John's Pizza restaurant near the intersection of Boulder Street and Union Blvd, late Saturday night at around 11:30 PM. The suspect reportedly threatened an employee outside of the restaurant with a... more »
November 4, 2011 9:10 PM
Police are hoping someone will recognize this wigged Walgreens robber. Police he's hit up two different pharmacies for prescription pills.The first incident happened on 10-27-11, at 8:35pm.
The man walked into the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 1920 S Chelton Rd., displayed a weapon and demanded pills.
It happened... more »
September 16, 2011 8:49 AM
DENVER (AP) - Attorneys for death row inmate Nathan Dunlap are challenging a robbery conviction prosecutors used to get the death penalty.
The attorneys filed a motion in federal court Thursday saying Dunlap did not get a fair trial on the robbery charges because of publicity over the murder... more »
September 7, 2011 7:24 PM
Sheriff's investigators are looking for an armed robbery suspect who wore a mask.
This image from the surveillance camera at the Big R store in Widefield shows the suspect wearing a skeleton mask and gloves.
The suspect is 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. His... more »
September 3, 2011 3:35 PM
Fountain police just told KOAA News 5 that they are looking for three black male suspects connected with an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 1:15pm Saturday at a video game store located in the 6400 block of Hwy 85. The three male suspects were described as wearing wigs, sunglasses... more »
September 3, 2011 3:12 PM
Colorado Springs Police are looking for a suspect that was involved in a personal armed robbery early Saturday morning at around 1:45am in the 300 block of Shadow Ridge Grove. Police report that there were two adults victims who claim they were threatened by a lone Black male with braided... more »
September 3, 2011 12:06 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police are searching for two men who reportedly waved guns, demanded money and fired a shot a security guard's vehicle during a robbery at an Aurora Wal-Mart store. KMGH-TV reports the robbery Friday night sent customers and cashiers scrambling for cover on the floor.
Witnesses say... more »
August 30, 2011 1:00 PM
Keller Elementary School and Russell Middle School in Colorado Springs are on precautionary lock down while police search for a robbery suspect.
We're told the robbery happened at a nearby Radio Shack on Austin Bluffs.
A D-11 spokesperson says no one is in danger at the schools. more »
August 1, 2011 11:31 PM
The man suspected of gunning down and killing one man and shooting another during an attempted robbery last week at a eastside Colorado Springs Auto Zone is now off the streets. "Earlier today our investigators and patrol officers caught up to Ernest Schmidt, otherwise known as Edward Coffey." explains Sgt.... more »
July 19, 2011 8:20 AM
A small Chihuahua saved the day in Altadena, Calif.
Two hooded men, one with a rifle, tried to rob the Ace Smoke Shop on July 7.
The men demanded money and when the store owner began putting money in a backpack carried by one of the men, and... more »
July 16, 2011 6:54 PM
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - A man suspected of robbing a Walgreens pharmacy in Westminster has been arrested after police saw him sleeping in a car parked two blocks from police headquarters.
Police say 26-year-old Paul McQue Webb had a cut on his left hand that needed medical attention when... more »
July 4, 2011 1:13 PM
Police were dispatched to 2375 E. Boulder Street at around 11:00pm Sunday night following a report of a home invasion and robbery at gun point. When officers arrived and interviewed the victim, he told the officers he was in his bedroom with his girlfriend when a former co-worker barged in... more »
June 14, 2011 1:58 PM
A former Pueblo man admits he held up two Las Vegas casinos back in December.
Anthony Carleo told a Nevada judge Tuesday that he went to the craps table at the Bellagio, took chips and ran.
The video of the helmet-wearing gunman went viral.
The judge set... more »
June 7, 2011 2:09 PM
The Fountain Police Department has received reports of two armed robberies occurring in the 7200 block of Alegre Circle, near Southmoor Drive and Highway 85, both related to ads on craigslist.
In both cases the victims responded to an internet advertisement for a used car. In both cases, when... more »
June 3, 2011 6:48 PM
Colorado Springs Police have released a statement asking the local community for help in identifying a robbery suspect. On Friday May 13 at approximately 5:30 AM a suspect entered the 7 Eleven store at 2407 N. Union Blvd asking for a pack of Marlboro Reds then quickly demanded cash from... more »
June 3, 2011 5:03 PM
Colorado Springs Police have announced an arrest in the armed robbery that took place on May 29th at the 7 Eleven store on Mount View Lane. Reportedly a male suspect entered the store demanding money and assaulted the store clerk in the process of the robbery.
The store clerk... more »
May 21, 2011 3:26 PM
A robbery was reported Friday afternoon around 2:50pm at the Dale House Project, located at 7 West Dale Street. When officers arrived on scene they were told of a lone suspect who was armed with a hand gun and entered the office area demanding money. Before officer could arrive the... more »
May 19, 2011 2:56 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver police are looking for a man accused of pulling a gun on a woman while she waited for friends at a marijuana dispensary and demanding her medical marijuana.
Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says police are looking for 19-year-old Benny Cruz on charges of attempted murder,... more »
May 15, 2011 1:49 PM
Shortly after midnight Sunday morning a masked man entered the Walgreens store located in the 2900 block of N. Nevada Ave and jumped the counter indicating he may have a gun. The mask he was wearing only partially covered the lower portion of his face and store clerks and video... more »
May 8, 2011 11:27 AM
The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking for three suspects involved in a home invasion that occurred at 900 S. Conejos Street in Colorado Springs around 6:40 P.M. Saturday. Officers who were dispatched to the scene report that three suspects came to house, walked in uninvited, and demanded money and... more »
May 7, 2011 1:32 PM
The Liborio Market in the 1600 block of S. Circle Dr was the scene of Police activity late Friday night. Police officers from the Sand Creek Division were dispatched at around 10:30 P.M. to respond to a robbery alarm at 1660 S.Circle Dr. While responding, officers were sent an alert... more »
May 6, 2011 1:11 PM
Colorado Springs Police have arrested a bank robbery suspect only minutes after the robbery happened.
The robbery was reported at the TCF Bank at 4330 N. Academy. A few minutes later at Austin Bluffs and Nevada an officer spotted a vehicle that matched a description of one used in... more »
April 24, 2011 3:44 PM
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Lakewood police say they're looking for a man suspected of shooting and robbing a 72-year-old woman at her home.
Police say they are searching for 60-year-old Melvin Nelson. Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
KUSA-TV reports that the woman was hospitalized... more »
April 24, 2011 10:28 AM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at around 6:20 pm Saturday. The robbery took place at the Diamond Shamrock convenience store located at 3115 Sinton Road, near I-25 and Fillmore. Police are looking for a Caucasian male, approximately 21 to 35 years of age and... more »
April 24, 2011 10:17 AM
Late Saturday night at approximately 11:00pm, Colorado Springs Police were called to Acacia Park on the report of a possible stabbing. When officers arrived they found a male victim in the stage area of the park with a stab wound. Officers were able to get a statement from the victim... more »
April 18, 2011 7:45 PM
It's tough to tell where and when you could be the victim of a violent crime. But new data from the Colorado Springs Police Department given to News First 5 shows where violent crimes are happening in the city. "In a city this size you're always going to have hot... more »
April 8, 2011 1:13 PM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Federal charges have been filed against relatives of a man accused in the slaying of a Chattanooga police officer.
Colorado fugitive Jesse R. Matthews has been accused in the Saturday shooting death of Chattanooga police Sgt. Tim Chapin during a robbery attempt. Matthews remains in... more »
March 28, 2011 6:38 PM
A woman was robbed at knife point on Pueblo's north side this afternoon, and Pueblo Police quickly caught two men.
It happened outside a bingo parlor at Fortino and Club Manor. The woman said her purse was taken.
Police converged on the scene and were able to arrest... more »
March 28, 2011 3:45 PM
Pueblo Police have arrested a man they believe responsible for several armed robberies in the last few days.
The latest happened this morning at a Loaf 'N Jug at Ivywood and Pueblo Boulevard. The suspect apparently took a cab to an address on East 8th Street where he was... more »
March 24, 2011 2:30 PM
Colorado Springs Police have arrested one man in a home invasion that happened overnight.
It happened in the 5100 block of Galley Road. Detectives arrested Stephen Williams, 20, of Colorado Springs. He is being held on robbery charges involving an at-risk adult. He was arrested in a parking lot... more »
March 20, 2011 11:28 PM
Police police are investigating a number of home break ins in the neighborhood near 31st Street and San Isabel.
"Definitely a pattern," says Sergeant Rick Lancendorfer.
Police say as early as Friday night, an elderly man was beaten and his car keys were stolen. A care taker found... more »
March 13, 2011 11:37 AM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at an AT&T store located at the corner of Bijou St. and North Tejon shortly after 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
Allegedly the suspect who was described as a Hispanic male5'-8" tall, thin build, wearing a beanie cap, blue hooded sweatshirt,... more »
March 12, 2011 5:30 PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Police say a woman employee at an upscale athletic apparel store in Bethesda has been killed and another woman worker was sexually assaulted after they were attacked during a robbery attempt.
Police said Saturday the woman who survived is talking to detectives. Montgomery County police... more »
March 11, 2011 2:17 PM
Colorado Springs Police will hold a news conference this afternoon to announce the arrest of two people believed responsible for eight area bank robberies.
Colorado Springs has had as many bank robberies this year so far as in all of last year. According to police, these arrests solve all... more »
March 9, 2011 4:42 PM
A store clerk was reportedly stabbed several times this afternoon in Colorado Springs.
It started as a robbery at a Game Stop near North Carefree and Powers. One clerk was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Another clerk was also stabbed less severely.
Police are looking for... more »
February 26, 2011 10:09 AM
Colorado Springs police are are looking for the person who robbed a 7-11 store with a hypodermic needle. It happened early Sunday morning at the store S. Nevada Avenue.
The clerk reported that a man came in the store and threatened him with a the needle and demanded cash.... more »
February 19, 2011 5:00 PM
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A Longmont bank employee who told police he was held at knifepoint and bound with duct tape during a robbery has been arrested on charges of conspiring with the alleged holdup man.
The Longmont Times-Call reports that the bank employee, Lizardo "Alan" Monje, was arrested... more »
February 3, 2011 7:48 PM
A brazen robbery caught on surveillance video made national headlines a month and a half ago. A man wearing a motorcycle helmet runs out of a Las Vegas casino waving a gun. He got away with $1.5 million worth of high-value chips from the Bellagio.
Las Vegas Police say... more »
January 31, 2011 2:54 PM
Colorado Springs Police Detectives are looking for a man who robbed a credit union last week.
Just before noon last Thursday a man went into the Aventa Credit Union and presented a note that demanded money.
He's described as caucasian, 30s or 40s over six feet tall and... more »
January 22, 2011 11:19 PM
A string of bank robberies have cops puzzled on who the suspect could be. The latest came Saturday afternoon at a TCF Bank near North Academy and Austin Bluffs. "At about 12:26 a man came in to the TCF Bank on 4330 North Academy and held up the teller at... more »
January 22, 2011 3:57 PM
Colorado Springs Police, Robbery Detectives are investigating a reported armed robbery at the TCF Bank located at 4330 N. Academy Blvd. near the Austin Bluffs intersection.
Police tell News First 5 that an unknown race male approximately 5'6" to 5'8" and medium build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and... more »
January 21, 2011 1:18 PM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a bank in downtown Colorado Springs.
It happened around 8:50 a.m. at Colorado Capital Bank at 2 South Cascade. The suspect showed a handgun and demanded cash.
Police said he left with no money, he apparently was "spooked" by... more »
January 15, 2011 1:16 PM
Colorado Springs Police from the Stetson Hills division were called to the TCF Bank located at 5470 E. Woodmen Rd on the Northeast side of Colorado Springs at 10:25am Saturday. The investigation is in its very early stages and there are very few details being released by police.
What... more »
January 11, 2011 6:57 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking for a man who stole pain killers from a pharmacy on January 4.
According to police, the suspect threatened a pharmacist at a Walgreens at 4713 Flintridge Drive, and demanded Oxycontin.
The suspect is described as white, and wearing a dark... more »
January 2, 2011 9:36 AM
Colorado Springs Police Officers from the Sand Creek Division responded to the 200 block of S. Academy Blvd. following the report of an armed robbery at a liquor store. As officers investigated they learned that a black male suspect of an unknown age, about 5' 4" tall wearing a goatee,... more »
December 24, 2010 10:23 AM
Colorado Springs Officers from the Stetson Hills Division were called to McNulty's Jewelry Store located at 7603 N. Union Boulevard to initially investigate a report of an argument between two people.
When police arrived they discovered that an attempted robbery had taken place. An unidentified caucasian male wearing a... more »
December 13, 2010 2:55 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has named a suspect in a robbery that happened at a Walgreens in Security a week ago.
The suspect had said he had a gun and demanded drugs.
The suspect is now believed to be Joseph Watson, 19, from the Pueblo area.... more »
December 12, 2010 8:24 AM
Colorado Springs police are looking for two men who robbed a medical marijuana center Saturday night. The men held the clerk at the SSI Care Center at gunpoint and demanded money and marijuana before leaving through the building's back door.
The suspects are described as both being black men,... more »
November 15, 2010 6:39 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Police say a New Hampshire woman charged with robbing a pharmacy wasn't hard to find: Her name was on the license plate of the getaway car.
Police say a motorist watched the woman flee from a Rite Aid parking lot in Manchester. The witness also... more »
October 31, 2010 2:58 PM
El Paso County Sheriffs Office PIO Lt. Sevene tells News First 5 that a man was found by the side of the road by a citizen heading in to work at the Ray Nixon power plant near I 25 mile marker 125 on the South bound side of the interstate.... more »
October 18, 2010 8:35 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a liquor store. It happened Saturday at approximately 10:00 p.m. at Stratmoor Liquors. The store is located at 1807 B. Street.
Investigators say the man entered the store, showed a hand gun and demanded money. A release... more »
October 15, 2010 1:42 PM
Fort Carson investigators have released this sketch of the man they believe was behind a robbery and shooting, earlier this week.
It happened at the Burger King, Monday. Authorities say the man shot the store manager before leaving with more than $600. The manager is recovering.
The suspect... more »
September 29, 2010 6:33 PM
An attorney's office in Security was robbed in broad daylight Wednesday.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office a man walked into the law office of Kenneth Davidson in the 300 block of Main Street and demanded money. After he had showed her a gun, she handed over... more »
September 23, 2010 9:37 AM
A Colorado Springs hostage standoff that lasted several hours, and resulted in the lockdown of schools and the closing of a major road, is now over. It ended peacefully just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect, identified as Thomas Vanfleet, was taken into custody. His hostage does not appear to... more »
September 13, 2010 7:47 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says violent crime across the country has dropped for the third straight year. Murders are down 7%; robberies down 8%; assaults dipped 4%; and car thefts dropped a whopping 17%. Those numbers are in tune with crime statistics in Southern Colorado, which seem to show... more »
September 10, 2010 7:23 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking for help in locating a suspect in multiple robberies.
The suspect is wanted for robberies at several businesses in Colorado Springs, including three Walgreens drug stores, between January and August of this year. He may also have robbed some Pueblo businesses.
... more »
September 10, 2010 1:34 PM
Colorado Springs police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that happened Friday morning at a Key Bank at South Academy and Hancock.
Witnesses described the man as black, about 5'5" tall and wearing a green hoodie with a bandanna over his face.
He was seen... more »