ELIZABETH, Colo. (CBS4)– Sheriff’s deputies in Elizabeth are warning drivers to keep their doors locked and avoid hitchhikers after a crime spree.
It started Thursday evening with a crash that involved a stolen car. Within one mile of that crash, another vehicle was stolen.
Nearby Cosentino’s restaurant in Elizabeth was burglarized after hours. The suspect or suspects stole alcohol from the restaurant. The second stolen vehicle was found torched at County Roads 21 and 154 overnight.
The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a reverse 911 to alert people living in the area about the crime spree.
The suspect or suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous, although no description was given. People are urged to keep their doors and windows locked, garage doors secured and to beware of any hitchhikers.