Denver Police Link Convenience Store Robberies
DENVER (CBS4) – A convenience store clerk who fought off his robbers was not the only target on March 18.
Police say they believe two men robbed two gas stations. One was the Bradley store at 2101 South Holly. The second was at the Fast and Friendly at 5595 East Florida.
The clerk at the station on Florida refused to be a victim and fought off the robbers, actually getting the gun away from the armed man and forcing them out the door.
Police say the two gas stations were robbed within just 25 minutes of each other. The descriptions of the two black male suspects matched.
One suspect was 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, about 220 pounds, wearing a blue Denver Broncos jacket with orange sleeves, blue jeans, and white frame glasses, which police call an unusual detail. The second was 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, about 170 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans, and a Halloween mask over his face. He may have a light mustache. He was also wearing a black baseball cap and black scarf.
Even though the clerk who fought back was not injured, police say never fight with an armed robber.
“If a person is coming in there and is armed or appears to be armed and they come at you with a gun, you go after that gun and it goes off, there’s no amount of money in that register worth your life,” Sonny Jackson with Denver police said.
Police are still looking for the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).