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Man arrested in string of Colorado Springs convenience store robberies

December 29, 2017 Updated: December 30, 2017 at 8:27 am
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Justin Salvatore. Photo courtesy Colorado Springs Police Department.

Police arrested one man suspected of robbing multiple Colorado Springs convenience stores at gunpoint early Friday.

The spree of thievery started at the Kum & Go on North Carefree Circle about 1 a.m. when a man police say they believe to be Justin Salvatore walked into the store with a gun on his hip and a mask covering his face and demanded money. With an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the area.

About 25 minutes later, police received a similar call from the 7-Eleven on South Carefree Circle. The armed, masked robber entered the store, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount.

Police received two more calls, about 25 minutes apart, from the Diamond Shamrock on Palmer Park Boulevard and the 7-Eleven on Barnes Road. Both calls described a masked, armed man demanding money, police said. The robber was successful at the Diamond Shamrock, but at the 7-Eleven on Barnes, the clerk was hiding and never came out, despite the robber's demands, police said. He left without any money after several minutes of waiting.

A witness at the 7-Eleven on Barnes provided police with a description of the suspect's car. As the vehicle was pulling away from the store, police said, officers were able to stop the car and took Salvatore into custody.

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