According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), three individuals have been apprehended following the identification of a suspect vehicle linked to a series of convenience store robberies.
From Sunday, Jan. 28 to Wednesday, Jan. 31, the CSPD reported a string of convenience store robberies. During these incidents, the group would enter the stores and demand money from the business. It was noted that in many cases, one individual would be armed with a handgun.
Police have successfully identified a vehicle that is connected to the suspects. On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 1, they were able to locate the said vehicle with three individuals inside, who were later identified as Desimon Carter, Destiny Pona, and Michael Lee. The police proceeded to follow the vehicle, which eventually led them to a business located in the 8700 block of North Union Boulevard near Research Parkway.
According to the police, two individuals with masks entered the store. Shortly after, they fled from the premises and hastily got into a vehicle. As officers approached with emergency lights activated, the vehicle began to drive away. In response, the officers took decisive action by executing a tactical vehicle intervention, effectively disabling the car. Subsequently, all of the suspects promptly exited the vehicle and made their escape on foot.
According to the police, they were able to apprehend all the suspects after a short pursuit. One individual was taken into custody for the robberies, while the other two were arrested for shoplifting and obstructing a peace officer.
The police have confirmed that they are still actively investigating the case.
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