Multiple carjackings in Colorado during the month of July

Posted at 10:09 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 00:09:22-04

DENVER, Colo. -- Police across Colorado investigated multiple carjackings during the month of July. 

Just looking back at our Denver7 reports we count at least seven carjackings.  

Colorado Springs

One was reported in Colorado Springs on July 7. The suspect faced one big problem in that case. Police said Andrew Lazcano, 35, did not know how to drive the truck he tried to steal because it was a stick shift. Lazcano was arrested. 

Commerce City

On July 13, Two suspects went on a carjacking spree in Commerce City. Police said the suspects carjacked a family at gunpoint in a Dollar General parking lot on East 74th Avenue near Colorado Highway 2. Those suspects are also accused of trying to carjack a second person after ditching the first stolen car, but were unsuccessful. Police say they then stole a car from a third person. They were never caught. 

That brings us to the weekend of July 30 and July 31, where three carjackings occurred in the Denver metro-area. 


Two women in Littleton had their vehicles stolen at gunpoint. The first carjacking happened around 12:20 p.m. Saturday on West Mineral Avenue near South Utica Drive. Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. a woman sitting in her car at the Littleton Museum was carjacked. Police said that victim was struck by the suspect.

In both cases, the victims gave police a similar description of the suspect. He has not been caught. 


On Sunday night in Aurora, police a juvenile and another man were threatened at gunpoint for their vehicle. 
The crime happened around 9:30 p.m. at 16181 E. Vassar Ave. which is near East Yale Avenue and South Buckley Road. Two men are still wanted in that case. 
Monday night in Denver, a woman told police she was carjacked at the Burger King on Colfax and Kalamath. Denver Police say the call first started as a man threatening people with a knife inside the restaurant and he later stole the vehicle. He has not been caught.