COLORADO SPRINGS — A standoff at a motel on N Nevada Ave is now over following the surrender of several people who were barricaded inside a room.
Colorado Springs Police say one person may be connected to a series of robberies overnight, but they are still investigating the incidents.
A total of eight people were detained during the standoff, three of which were detained and released. The Colorado Springs Police Department says that the other five were arrested for warrants on unrelated incidents. Police say those five have been booked into jail.
At this time, it is unclear who the five who were arrested are, or what their warrants were for.
Last night police were called to robberies in which the suspects displayed a handgun while demanding money and were able to leave with an undisclosed amount of cash.
7:48 p.m., 1800 block of Aeroplaza Dr: One suspect entered a business, displayed a weapon, and fled with cash.
9:40 p.m., 3900 N Academy Blvd: Two suspects entered a business, pointing at least one handgun at an employee, and fled with cash
9:55 p.m., 5800 Corporate Dr.: One suspect entered a business, displayed a handgun, and fled with cash.
A separate release from CSPD provides little detail on another robbery at the same address as the motel on N. Nevada Ave just after midnight. Staff at that business reported two masked males came in with handguns, demanded money, and fled with the cash. Both suspects were wearing full-faced masks. The first suspect was described as being 6' tall, while the second was described as being 6'5" tall.
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