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Man who tried to rob Colorado Springs convenience store arrested

May 17, 2017 Updated: May 17, 2017 at 9:52 am
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Bishop Cushion. Photo courtesy Colorado Springs Police.

Update: Wednesday 9:45 a.m. --

The suspect has been identified as Bishop Cushion, 23. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery, Colorado Springs police said.

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Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a Loaf 'N Jug convenience store about 7:35 p.m. Tuesday in at least the 14th convenience store heist in Colorado Springs this year.

The man walked into the store at 2802 E Pikes Peak Ave. and asked the clerk for a tobacco product, police said. When the clerk began to cash him out, the man reached behind the counter and tried to grab cash from the drawer.

The man punched the clerk in the face, and the clerk was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Officers and K-9s searched the area for the man, but were unable to find him.

During the first three months of 2017, robberies were up 10 percent from the same time last year, say police data released in April.

Police have made arrests this year in multiple robbery sprees. On May 5, a man was arrested with links to seven area bank and other business robberies in the area.

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Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198

Twitter: @lemarie

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