We have identified all parties involved in this case and the victims are safe and unharmed. We are extremely grateful for the assistance of the media and all community members. This is still an active and ongoing investigation; updates will be released in the future as appropriate.
On March 11, 2020, at approximately 12:43 A.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Communications Center received reports of a robbery alarm inside a business in the 1700 Block of South 8th Street. CSPD officers responded to the business where they discovered that a store employee witnessed what they believed to be a possible carjacking and kidnapping.
The initial investigation revealed that a female victim left her car running and unattended next to a truck in the business parking lot while she went into the store. Another female exited the truck, got into the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle, and began to drive away. The victim, who was at the counter attempting to make a purchase, yelled that her kids were in the car and ran out of the store. The victim attempted to stop the suspect by running in front the vehicle, which then struck her. The victim was last seen beating on the windows before getting into a passenger seat of her vehicle, which then drove away. The truck the suspect got out of left at the same time the victim’s vehicle began to back up.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicles and the two female individuals. The victim’s vehicle is a sedan, possibly a newer silver Toyota. The suspect’s vehicle is a smaller, older model two-door truck, possibly a Ford Ranger. The suspect in the carjacking/kidnapping is a female, white, heavyset, with short brown hair and multiple tattoos on her chest, arms, and wrists. The victim in this case is a female, mixed race, with blue dyed hair, slim build, and tattoos on her chest. Images are attached to this press release. These images will also be released on the CSPD twitter account.
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 the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.