Robbery averted after employee confronts thieves

Staff reports Updated: November 7, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: November 7, 2012

A store employee foiled an attempted robbery Tuesday evening in which the would-be criminals tried to run off with a cash register.

Colorado Springs police went to the La Triguera market on North Academy Boulevard shortly after 7 p.m. on reports that two people entered the store, grabbed the cash register and left.

According to police, an employee confronted the robbers in the alley. One of the thieves pointed a handgun at the clerk before the robbers dropped the register and ran away.

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