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CSPD talks safety after six ATM robberies

By Lindsay Watts
Published On: Jul 28 2013 11:50:53 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 29 2013 06:55:20 PM CDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Colorado Springs Police say they believe there are three men involved in the six ATM robberies in the city since July 5.

Police said Monday they think a Hispanic man in his 30s is the robber in two incidents at the Wells Fargo on Prominent Point, near Powers and Briargate. They said they believe two Hispanic teenagers are to blame for the other four holdups.

"Our detectives and officers are very concerned because of the level of danger here," said CSPD spokeswoman Barbara Miller. "We're talking about suspects with guns and pepper spray. In once case we did have shots fired."

The most recent incident happened just after 11:00 p.m. Saturday at the Briargate Wells Fargo. The victim said a man broke out her rear passenger window, leaned in the car, and pointed a gun at her.

She said she screamed and drove off with the suspect still hanging in the window. She carried him for a short distance, and then he fell as she swerved around a curb. He didn't get away with any money.

An ATM user was also robbed at that bank on July 5.

The robberies police believe involved the two teen suspects happened twice at the ATM at the US Bank on North Academy Boulevard and also at the ATMs at the Taco Star on North Circle Drive and the ENT Federal Credit Union on Jetwing Drive.

CSPD is warning people about using ATMs at night.

"If you do have to use an ATM at night and you're driving in the parking lot, if you see a vehicle that looks out of place or suspicious and you're concerned about it, two things: either call us right away or just leave the area," Miller said.

If you have any information about these robberies, call CSPD at 719-444-7000.

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