FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Fort Collins Police Department says a juvenile has been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery and kidnapping spree that spanned several days.
On Monday at 10:30 p.m., the Loveland Police Department responded to a report of a carjacking at Burg King, located at 5688 North Garfield Avenue.
The victim was sitting in her white 2009 Ford Fusion when the suspect allegedly approached her window and told her to get out of the vehicle. According to Fort Collins police, the suspect pulled up his shirt and pulled out a gun in his waistband.
The victim got out of the car and the suspect took off in the vehicle, heading north on North Garfield Avenue, Fort Collins police said.
On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., a suspect allegedly displayed a gun and stole money from the register at a gas station in the 3000 block of South College Avenue in Fort Collins. The suspect was caught on surveillance video leaving the white sedan. Investigators have identified the white sedan as a 2009 Ford Fusion that was stolen in Loveland on Monday, according to Fort Collins police.
Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, the same suspect pulled up to the Kum & Go gas station located at 115 Knobcone Drive in Loveland. He displayed a gun and demanded money and cigarettes. He left the store, got into a white sedan and headed north on North Garfield Avenue, according to Fort Collins police.
Loveland officers spotted the vehicle in the area of 71st Street and North Garfield Avenue and attempted a traffic stop. The driver did not stop and continued northbound on Fort Collins, police said.
Fort Collins officers then attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled and officers gave chase, according to Fort Collins police.
The car crashed into a sign near Riverside Avenue and Mulberry Street. The driver, a juvenile male, got out of the car and ran away. Another occupant, a juvenile female, got out of the vehicle and remained nearby, according to Fort Collins police.
A juvenile female told police that a juvenile male approached her while she was walking earlier in the night. He allegedly pointed a firearm at her and told her to get in the car.
Officers arrested a juvenile male, whose age has not been released. He was warned:
- Threat – intimidation from robbery
- Aggravated Robbery – Weapons
- Heist of Strongarm
- Kidnapping in the second degree – threatening with a weapon
- vehicle escape
- He resisted arrest
- threat – intimidation
Fort Collins police said they found a “realistic-looking firearm” in the suspect’s backpack. Investigators determined it was a BB gun.
“I am grateful to our officers who apprehended this individual and stopped this dangerous crime. The strong partnership we have with our law enforcement partners in Northern Colorado ultimately allows us to better serve all of our communities. Thank you to the Loveland Police Department and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance,” Fort Collins Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky said in a statement.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Fort Collins Police Detective Allen Benbow at 970-416-2180.
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