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Colorado Springs Police seize guns and more than 1,000 pills

Posted at 3:37 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 20:40:27-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs police officers arrested two men accused of robbing a Safeway pharmacy on South Academy Blvd. at gunpoint in February.

Officers with the robbery unit arrested 52-year-old Mark Von Smith and 38-year-old Rom Yous on Friday for aggravated robbery of a controlled substance, a class two felony.

Mark Von Smith
Rom Yous

Over the course of the investigation, numerous search warrants were served at different locations. During these searches, police found three handguns and more than 1,000 pills that were only specified as controlled narcotics.

During the robbery, one of the men was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun as he jumped over the pharmacy counter and demanded drugs.

He put the drugs in a backpack, jumped back over the counter, and ran out of the store. A red Chevrolet truck was waiting outside and they fled the scene.