DENVER (CBS4) – Two armed suspects are on the run after holding up a couple in Denver.
It happened at 8900 East Hampden Avenue near South Yosemite Street.READ MORE: 2 Tigers At Pittsburgh Zoo Test Positive For COVID-19
The couple says they were trying to deposit money at a Wells Fargo ATM when two men asked them for directions.
The suspects left but came back for more directions and then robbed them.
One suspect had a gun and one had a hatchet.
The couple told CBS4 they were frightened and wanted to do more to stop the suspects.
“I wasn’t really listening to words, I was just staring at the barrel of a gun,” Britanee Dixon said.READ MORE: Coloradan Nichole Ayers Chosen For NASA's New Astronaut Candidate Class
“If we would have been carrying, I can guarantee you this wouldn’t have happened,” Andrew Fry said.
Fry tried to stop the suspects and grabbed the gun, which discharged and shot out the suspects’ car window.
“We gave them what we had and then my immediate decision was to go out and take care of the situation and grab the gun,” Fry said. “I just felt like I needed to disarm them in the first place and I felt like I had the means to make that happen.”
The men got away with the Dixon’s purse, a cellphone and the money they tried to deposit.
The suspects are described as being Hispanic or Caucasian and in their 20s.
The vehicle the robbers drove off in was described as being a blue 90s model Jeep Cherokee.MORE NEWS: After Audit Reveals More Colorado Unemployment System Fraud, Some People 'Still Fighting' For Payments
Thousands of ATM robberies happen every year which is why police recommend trying to stay away from ATMs late at night and use them when lighting outside is good.