COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Four businesses within 11 miles of another were robbed overnight in Colorado Springs, though police have yet to connect the robberies.
The first happened at 10:49 p.m. in the 3400 block of N Academy Boulevard. Colorado Springs police say a Hispanic man wearing a black hoodie had robbed the store with a weapon and fled.
Ten minutes later, about two miles south, a 7-Eleven located at 1426 N Academy Boulevard was also robbed. Police say a man entered the store, brandished a gun and made off with cash.
A little less than an hour later, at 11:50 p.m., a convenience store located at 2700 Dublin Road – about 5 ½ miles north of the 7-Eleven – was also robbed. Police say one suspect demanded money from the register and got away on foot. They describe the suspect as a white man in his early 20s who was approximately 5-foot-10 and was wearing a black ski mask, black jacket, black pants and black shoes.
And around 1:15 a.m., a man came into the Super 8 Motel at 1790 Aeroplaza and stole cash at gunpoint.
A spokesman for the Colorado Springs Police Department said there are 67 active robbery cases so far this year. In 2016, there were a total of 439 across the city.
Police say no injuries were reported in any of the robberies. They have so far not identified any suspects. Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department.