EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Eagle arrested a man and a 17-year-old girl in connection with an aggravated robbery and shooting that occurred in Gypsum.
According to police, on Sept. 4 just after 11:30 a.m. officers responded to a suspicious occurrence at Dinero Rapido located at 105 Capitol Street in Eagle.
“The clerk reported that they heard the locked door handle to the stores money room being jiggled as if someone was trying to get into it. When the clerk looked up at the store’s camera’s there were two hooded parties attempting to gain access to the locked room,” police said in a statement. “When they were unable to gain access they immediately left the store.”
Officers reviewed the store’s surveillance video and found the two hooded suspects were the same people involved in an aggravated armed robbery that occurred at Tienda Montes at approximately 12:30 p.m. the same day in Gypsum.
“The suspects fled the scene after an altercation with a good Samaritan who was shot three times by Miranda,” police said.
Police arrested Jesus Manuel Miranda Jr. and his 17 year old female accomplice. Miranda’s Bond was set at $1 million. His next hearing is set for Sept. 15.
“The suspect was identified and arrested because of the excellent cooperation between the witnesses and law enforcement officers from the Eagle County and Garfield County Sheriff’s offices,” District Attorney Bruce Brown said in a statement. “Their professionalism and swift action brought this dangerous suspect into custody before he could do more harm.”
Additional Information From The Eagle Police Department
If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.