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Boulder Serial Robbery Suspect Arrested

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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Boulder have arrested a man they believe is responsible for a string of robberies in the city and in Boulder County.

Alishan Yapoujian was arrested for aggravated robbery and remains in the Boulder County Jail.

Detectives have been working with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation. On New Year’s Eve the Colorado State Patrol located the black Chevy Blazer that Boulder police were looking for in connection with a robbery at the Conoco gas station.

The gas station at 4742 Table Mesa Drive was robbed along with another gas station in Boulder County on Dec. 29, 2013.

The vehicle was located in Niowt.

Detectives identified a man they believe was the getaway driver of the Blazer in the Conoco robbery. He cooperated with police and detectives learned information about the suspect, Yapoujian, 25.

Police in Boulder teamed up with deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office to execute a search warrant of Yapoujian’s residence along with a search warrant.

Police believe Yapoujian is responsible for 10 robberies in the city of Boulder, as well as two other robberies in Boulder County. They believe more charges will be filed against Yapoujian. They also anticipate more arrests.

Anyone with more information about the robberies is asked to call Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329.

Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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