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Suspects Arrested for Armed Robbery Series

Released on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Two suspects are in custody following a series of robberies at 7-Eleven stores in Fort Collins and Loveland.

On 10/19/19 at about 1:10 a.m., Fort Collins Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 7-Eleven, located at 970 West Horsetooth Road. Fort Collins Police responded to another report of an armed robbery on 10/19/19 at about 01:34 a.m. at 7-Eleven, located at 6600 South College Avenue. Both incidents involved two male suspects and one suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk while demanding money. No one was injured.

The suspect descriptions and behavior were similar in both incidents, as well as an additional robbery that occurred on 10/19/19 at a 7-Eleven in Loveland, located at 4227 North Taft Avenue. The suspect behavior and descriptions were also similar to those reported in another robbery that occurred in Fort Collins on 10/15/19 at about 1:13 a.m. at 7-Eleven, located at 4543 Boardwalk Drive.

While police were investigating the incidents on 10/19/19, a Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputy contacted a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle associated with the suspects. The two male occupants of the vehicle, Walter Herrera, 21, and Oscar Espinosa, 19, were identified as the suspects.

Both subjects were arrested and booked at the Larimer County Detention Center on four counts each of Aggravated Robbery, a class three felony, and four counts each of Menacing, a class five felony.

“This case is an excellent example of partnership between agencies,” said Sergeant Heather Moore. “The work of Loveland Police and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Deputies were integral to the swift identification and arrest of the suspects in this serious crime.”

Anyone with information about this case, who has not already spoken to police, should contact Detective Justin Butler at 970-221-6340 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.