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Colo. Crooks Shoot Store Clerk in Face With BB Gun During Robbery



Denver and Lakewood police are looking for two men they believe have robbed at least five businesses. In one case, the men shot a clerk, police said.

Lakewood police said the two men walked into a 7-Eleven on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood at 6:25 p.m. on Nov. 23.

One man bought a candy bar, but when the clerk opened the cash register to put the money in, the robber jumped the counter and pointed a BB gun at the clerk's face, police said.

Investigators said a second man armed with a BB gun came up to the counter and helped the first man take money from the register.

When the clerk tried to reason with the men, the candy bar buyer shot her in the face, police said.

Officers said as the clerk ran to the storage room, the suspects continued to shoot at her.

Police did not release her condition, but they did say the men took the money and got away.

Denver police said the men are suspected of robbing Subway restaurants, Little Caesars pizzerias, a 7-Eleven and a Blockbuster in Denver.

The Denver robberies happened on Nov. 20, Nov. 21, Nov. 23, Nov. 27 and Nov. 30. All of the robberies happened between 6 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.

In each case, Denver police said the men would buy something and when the clerk opened the cash register, the men would pull out guns and take money from the register.

The robbers are described as black men, 22 to 26 years old. Both men are about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. One man has a shaved head, the other has short hair with earrings in both ears.

If you recognize the men, please call the Denver Police Dept.'s robbery unit at 720-913-6378.


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