Denver Police Concerned About Violent Store Robbery Suspects
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police want to find two men who attacked a store employee and could be responsible for more crimes.
Emily Wolff witnessed the attack and showed CBS4’s Tom Mustin the spot where her manager hit the ground during a violent robbery at Mike’s Camera on the 16th Street Mall.
“It was just kind of concerning, especially how violent it was. Nobody deserves that,” Wolff said.
Police say the attack occurred on Dec. 20. Wolff said the two men had previously been in the store and told her they were in school.
“College students from CU, the plane actually destroyed their camera. I’m like, ‘Okay, sure.’ They wanted to upgrade,” Wolff said.
Wolff showed them two cameras worth about $5,000 each. When she turned around, the men fled the store with the cameras.
“Turned around, just like that, and all the sudden – gone,” she said.
As they ran out they brutally shoved Wolff’s manager to the ground. His arm scraped the wall and his head hit the ground.
Denver police say there’s a strong possibility the two men have committed more crimes and catching them is a top priority.
“Anytime you have a person who is willing to hurt someone to take something, yeah, you’re concerned,” Sonny Jackson with Denver police said. “Right now we feel they are dangerous.”
Meanwhile, Wolff said she’ll rest a lot easier when the violent criminals are off the streets.
“I’m just trying to do my job here. Nobody needs to do that,” she said.
Police are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s, about 5-foot-10 with two tattoos. The other is an African-American man in his 20s. He’s about 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds.
Additional Information From The Denver Police Department
Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.