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Pawn shop owner accused in multiple burglaries

By KRDO.com Staff
Published On: Dec 19 2012 07:31:32 PM CST
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Colorado Springs man accused of multiple burglaries.

On Tuesday, deputies from the Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 7000 block of Wildridge Road in Black Forest to investigate an attempted burglary.  The victim of the crime reported that a white man left her home in a hurry after she discovered he had kicked in the side door to her garage.  The victim gave deputies a vehicle description for the suspect and a partial license plate.

While conducting this investigation, deputies received a report of a separate burglary nearby in the 7900 block of Forest Heights Circle.  Numerous items of property had been stolen from the home, including collector's coins and jewelry.

A short time later and while still in the Black Forest area, deputies observed a vehicle traveling on Black Forest Road which matched the description provided by the first victim.  The vehicle was stopped and deputies immediately recognized property items inside the vehicle as items reported as stolen from the second victim. 

The driver was identified as 43-year-old Kevin Lee Mosher, joint owner of Fast Cash Pawn and Loan located at 203 N. Chelton in Colorado Springs. 

While the roadside investigation continued, deputies were told by another motorist of an additional burglary in the 15000 block of Milhaven Place.  Evidence found at that location was linked back to Mosher as well.  One additional burglary on Tuesday in the Black Forest was also attributed to Mosher.  

Mosher was taken into custody and booked into the Criminal Justice Center for Second Degree Burglary and Theft.  

Information became available to deputies which indicated Mosher may be connected with additional burglaries from Douglas County.  A collaborative effort began between the El Paso County and Douglas County Sheriff's Offices. 

Several search warrants were executed Wednesday, to include one at Fast Cash Pawn and Loan; stolen property was recovered from that location.  Investigative efforts will continue to determine if Mosher is responsible for other burglaries committed prior to these reports.

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