SHERIDAN, Colo. (CBS4)– One of the people suspected of using pepper spray while shoplifting at a Super Target store has been taken into police custody.
Brittany Burton-Zamora was located by police detectives in Denver and turned over to police detectives in Sheridan. Burton-Zamora, 28, is wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident that escalated into a robbery Jan. 10 at Super Target, 3650 South River Point Parkway in Sheridan.
The robbery happened at about 2:45 p.m. Firefighters evacuated the Super Target. Two men were shoplifting when a security officer approached them. That’s when a third person sprayed pepper spray at the officer. Two security officers and a store employee were treated.
Police are investigating whether that incident is related to a similar incident Jan. 8 at the Walmart at 7700 West Quincy. Two men took items from the store and didn’t pay for them. They were confronted by store security, sprayed the officers with pepper spray and ran away with those stolen items.
Police released surveillance photos of what’s being investigated as suspicious activity at the Target store in Northfield near Stapleton on Monday.
Detectives believe the same suspects could have been involved in Tuesday’s incident in Sheridan. The man pictured is believed to have been evaluating the store layout and merchandise.
Police think those suspects could be the men captured on surveillance photos from a Target store in Northfield on Monday. Police said there was no pepper spray used and no theft took place but they said there was something suspicious going on. Security believes the men were casing the store.
It is not known whether Burton-Zamora was involved with the other two incidents. A picture of Burton-Zamora was not made available by police. Burton-Zamora was being held on charges of robbery, theft, third-degree assault, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief and conspiracy.
The men wanted in connection with the robbery remained on the loose Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes or recognizes the suspect in the picture is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.