On February 9th, 2020, a home in the 3600 block of North Hancock Avenue was burglarized. The homeowner reported that the suspect(s) stole their 2016 red Chevrolet Trax during the burglary. On Wednesday, February 26th, the Circle K convenience store located at 4825 Galley Road was robbed. During that robbery, one suspect entered the business wearing a mask and pointed a handgun at the victim while ta second suspect remained outside in a vehicle as the getaway driver. The description of the vehicle used in this robbery matched the description of the vehicle stolen during the burglary on February 9th.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 4th, the red Chevrolet Trax was used by the suspects who robbed a Circle K convenience store located at 5995 Dublin Boulevard. During that robbery, one suspect entered the store along with a second suspect who was wearing a mask. The masked suspect brandished a shotgun and a handgun, firing one round from the handgun. No one was injured during the robbery. The suspects then fled the scene in the Chevrolet Trax.
Later that same day, the red Chevrolet Trax was observed driving by a Colorado Springs Police Department patrol officer. The officer initiated a traffic stop however the vehicle failed to stop and attempted to flee from the officer. The officer used their patrol car to disable the suspect vehicle, bringing it to a stop. Four suspects fled on foot from the Chevrolet Trax, three of whom were apprehended by responding patrol officers. Weapons were observed inside of the stolen vehicle.
Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Robbery Unit responded to assist with the investigation. The detectives identified two of those caught by patrol officers as the suspects in the Circle K robberies. Detectives arrested a 16-year-old male for two counts of aggravated robbery, as well as a 15-year-old male for first degree criminal trespass, second degree burglary, aggravated motor vehicle theft, two counts of aggravated robbery, illegal discharge of a firearm and vehicular eluding.
The third person detained by patrol officers was identified at 24-year-old parolee Nathan Shull. Shull, who was a passenger in the vehicle and does appear to be associated with the robberies, was charged with obstruction and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.
Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.