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Assistant manager at Colorado Springs Family Dollar arrested for robbing own store

Posted at 10:54 AM, Dec 09, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The assistant manager at a Family Dollar Store in Colorado Springs is in custody after allegedly robbing the store he works at.

Martellius Bryant, 30, and Alejandro Pablo, 21, are accused of using duct tape to bind two of the store’s employees and robbing the store, located in the 1700 block of South Circle Drive.

The robbery happened Wednesday around 9:40 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the two employees bound and fresh footprints in the snow that led to an empty parking spot.

Officers determined the suspects had gotten into a car and left the scene. One of the victims, who police said was “very articulate,” was able to give officers “detailed” descriptions of the suspects – which led officers to Bryant and Pablo.

Colorado Springs police say Bryant eventually returned to the store, where he was arrested.

Police were able to obtain a search warrant for the suspects’ home, and upon searching they found all of the items and cash taken in the robbery. Pablo was arrested at the home.

The police department commended its officers “for their attention to the small details” that led to the identification of Bryant and Pablo and their subsequent arrests.

The two men's mug shots were not immediately available Friday morning. 

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