COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police have arrested people involved in a series of robberies that started on April 6.
CSPD says its Robbery Unit noticed more than one pattern to the robberies and detectives learned two groups were operating independently.
The first set of robberies took place from April 6-9.
Suspects armed with handguns or other weapons approached victims on the street or in convenience stores and demanded property.
Five arrests were made in these robberies, including 18-year-old Charles Jackson, Jr., of Colorado Springs, and three juvenile males and one juvenile female.
- 4/6/2019 Personal Robbery 4800 Ridenour Drive
- 4/6/2019 7 Eleven 1426 North Academy Blvd.
- 4/6/2019 7 Eleven 3877 Astrozon Blvd.
- 4/6/2019 Kum & Go 2588 Airport Road
- 4/7/2019 Attempted Carjacking 4770 Drennan Road
- 4/7/2019 Carjacking 2100 Vickers Drive
- 4/9/2019 Carjacking 900 Nordic Drive
Detectives are still working to find the victim of the Attempted Carjacking on April 7.
Witnesses told police that around 1 a.m. a female was leaving a convenience store when the suspects approached her, implied they were armed, and took her car keys. The victim showed her own firearm and demanded her keys back, then pointed the firearm at the suspects. The suspects threw her keys back and left in a stolen vehicle.
If you know that victim you’re asked to contact CSPD at (719)444-7000.
The second pattern included nine robberies from April 6-18.
These suspects drove stolen vehicles to commit armed robberies of convenience stores and individuals.
Seven arrests were made in these robberies, including four juvenile females, one juvenile male, and two adults — Jessica Martin, 18, from Colorado Springs, and Jamire Flories, 18, from El Paso County.
- 4/6/2019 Kwik Way 3045 Jet Wing drive
- 4/6/2019 Diamond Shamrock 4825 Galley Road
- 4/14/2019 Diamond Shamrock 4825 Galley Road
- 4/14/2019 Home Invasion 100 Westmoreland Road
- 4/14/2019 7 Eleven 6028 Dublin Blvd.
- 4/15/2019 Personal Robbery 1700 North Powers Blvd.
- 4/15/2019 Home Invasion Half Moon Drive
- 4/17/2019 7 Eleven 7692 Barnes Road
- 4/18/2019 Personal Robbery 3300 Cinema Point
Anyone with information or who is a witness to any of these robbery investigations is asked to call CSPD at the number above. If you want to remain anonymous you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719)634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.