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Customers and clerk detain robbery suspect at Colorado Springs 7-Eleven

Posted at 5:54 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 19:23:57-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police said several customers and a clerk detained a man who tried and failed to rob a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven store Tuesday night.

Police responded to the 7-Eleven store near Platte and Wahsatch around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday where they found 32-year-old Michael Neal had been detained by three customers and a clerk.

Police said Neal walked into the gas station, showed that he had a gun in his waistband and demanded cash. However,  that’s when the customers and the clerk fought back and helped restrain the suspect. Police said the gun turned out to be a pellet gun.

Neal was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and was later booked into the El Paso County jail.