DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police on Monday released a photo of a car leaving the scene of a brazen robbery on Friday in an attempt to collect tips from the public about the crime.
The 43-year-old owner of a business called EZ Check Cash was heading into the discount store his store is located in when the crime happened.
Police say two robbers approached the man outside the store, located at Alameda and Morrison, at about 9:20 a.m. and told him to give them a bag he was carrying. When the man tried to keep the bag one of the suspects shot him in the shoulder.
The suspects then drove off down Morrison Road with the bag and the $60,000 inside.
The man’s business partner told CBS4 over the weekend that the man usually doesn’t carry that much cash but brought in more because of the long holiday weekend.
“Even though we lost money, I’m just happy my co-partner is still alive, so that’s enough to me,” the man said.
The victim was taken to Denver Health Medical Center and released a short time later. He was recovering at home over the weekend but still has the bullet lodged in his shoulder.
Police released a description of one of the two suspects on Monday. They said he was a Hispanic male who is between 18 and 21 years old, 5-foot-7, 140 pounds and with brown eyes.
Both robbers were wearing ski masks and were dressed in all black, police said.
The owner says the store will now have a security guard and that they will use a money delivery service from now on.