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Bank Robberies & Business Robbery

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 4:30 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]


At 1:09 pm, the Big Five Sporting Goods Store located at 1810 W. Uintah called to report a man with a rifle who was attempting to obtain another weapon.  The suspect fired a shot inside the store and an employee struggled with the suspect in an attempt to disarm him.  The suspect left the store and was reported as making suicidal comments.


At 1:28 pm, the Adams Bank and Trust located at 265 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Boulevard was robbed.  An undisclosed amount of money was provided to the suspect who left in a Silver Jetta.  Prior to leaving, the suspect poured gasoline but was unsuccessful in igniting it.


At 1:31 pm, the UMB Bank at 290 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Boulevard’s Security Guard confronted the suspect and did not allow him to make entry into the bank. 


The CSPD Communications Center began receiving numerous calls of someone throwing money out his car window.  This has now been confirmed that it was the same suspect referred to in this release.


Minutes later, the Chase Bank located at 402 N. Tejon was robbed.  The description provided matched the one in the previously mentioned robberies.  He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and proceeded to his vehicle.


As Robbery Investigators were searching for the suspect, a call was received from the lobby of the Antler’s Hotel where the suspect was handing out money.


This is a lengthy and time consuming investigation and is in its initial stages.  Mr. David Anderson {26} was detained by CSPD investigators and is in custody.  Charges are pending but those considered at this time include: 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery and 2 counts of Attempted Aggravated Robbery.


Thankfully, no one was injured during this crime spree.


If anyone was the recipient of any of the stolen money, we are asking that you return it to the Colorado Springs Police so we can rightfully return it to the banks.


If anyone has any additional information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.