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Suspects arrested for gas station robbery

Released on Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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Two suspects have been arrested following a robbery in Fort Collins.

At 7:52 a.m., FC911 received a call from an open line. A dispatcher called back and learned that the call came from a gas station actively being robbed. Officers responded to the business located in the 3000 block of South College Avenue. The suspects had threatened employees, stole the cash drawer, and fled the area in a vehicle. No injuries were reported.

A Fort Collins officer spotted the suspect vehicle near East Harmony Road and I-25. Police contacted the occupants and safely took them into custody. The ramps from Harmony onto I-25 were temporary closed during this incident.

The suspects, both juveniles, were arrested on charges of Robbery (class 4 felony) and Theft (class 3 misdemeanor).

“This was an exceptional coordinated effort between dispatch, officers, and our local law enforcement partners,” said Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky, who leads the Criminal Investigation Division. “Their quick response and successful de-escalation efforts made our community safer and prevented further harm.”

Anyone with information about this incident, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Jeff Laguna at 970-221-6558. People who wish to remain anonymous may contact 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.