Colorado Springs police responded to a report of armed robbery in the early morning hours of a recent Tuesday. Two individuals were later arrested for suspected violent crimes. Harming someone or attempting, threatening or conspiring to harm someone could be seen as violent crimes, which typically involve robbery, rape or homicide. These acts often include the use of handguns or any other firearms or dangerous weapons.
According to police, the two men entered a convenience store at approximately 1:40 a.m. and used a handgun to threaten the cashier. Police received the call after the alleged robbers escaped with cash and cigarettes. They suspected the men were hiding in a park adjacent to the store and set up a perimeter.
Reportedly, a canine officer helped to locate the two men. The dog found one of them where he was hiding in a tree, and the other one gave up and came walking out of Prospect Lake. The two men, ages 18 and 19, were arrested without incident shortly after 2 a.m. According to police, the 18-year-old is also a suspect in another robbery that took place on May 27. In that incident, the clerk in another convenience store was sprayed with pepper spray before the alleged robber got away with stolen cigarettes.
Facing charges of violent crimes is a serious matter, and the sensible thing to do would be to secure the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A Colorado attorney can examine the evidence and the formal charges in preparation of a defense strategy. This could involve the pursuit of a negotiated plea agreement, dismissal of the charges or reduced charges, or any other outcome that will be favorable for the client.