Archive | January, 2010

Two burglaries of Denver police supply stores

29 Jan

Denver police are puzzled by a pair of break-ins at two police supply stores Tuesday night.

No guns or uniforms were taken at either either store, a police spokeswoman said investigators are trying to determine whether the two are related or a coincidence.

The first burglary occurred at 8:30 p.m. at 6485 at Blue Star Police Supply at at 6485 E. Hampden Ave.

At 10:45 p.m., a burglar or burglars broke into Neve’s Uniforms at 5120 N. Osage St., police said.  Police aren’t releasing what items were taken.

from the Denver Post.

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Check-cashing fraud suspect eludes capture

29 Jan

A woman wanted in a check-cashing fraud case out of Lone Tree remains at large, several years after the crimes.

Christine Russo, 37, was among seven people charged in December 2007. Thousands of dollars in bogus checks were cashed at grocery stores and warehouse membership clubs in Colorado, as well as businesses in Nevada, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, Lone Tree police said.

Russo fled prosecution and remains at large. A warrant for her arrest is active, a Lone Tree spokeswoman said.

from the Denver Post.

Two bank robberies

13 Jan

The Mile High Bank, 8905 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, was robbed at 10 a.m. today by a man who passed a teller a note and then fled on foot after receiving cash, according to the FBI.

from the Denver Post.

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ have pulled off three robberies

6 Jan

The FBI and Greeley police are seeking the public’s help in nabbing a pair of brazen robbers dubbed “Bonnie and Clyde.”

The man and woman have pulled off several armed robberies in Greeley over the past month, including a Christmas Eve stick-up of the Guaranty Bank and Trust, 930 11th Ave., according to an FBI media release.

During the 8:40 a.m. Dec. 24 bank robbery, the couple “pointed guns at employees,” ordering one to comply with their demands. Bonnie and Clyde fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Investigators believe on Dec. 15 the same couple, wearing hooded sweatshirts and ball caps to help cover their faces, hit Premier Cash Advance, 3820 10th St., the release said. The robbers brandished handguns and fled with cash.

On Dec. 5 a lone armed robber, believed to be Clyde, held up a Sinclair gas station, 1801 9th St., the FBI said. Investigators believe the same robber attempted to hit the Sinclair a second time, on Dec. 19. Both gas station robberies happened late at night.

from the Denver Post.

don’t work with the enemy..

Baby Jesus stolen from nativity scene

5 Jan

STEAMBOAT, CO — In late November, someone stole about $7,000 in checks and cash from the Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat, Colorado.  The money, collected during a charity fundraiser, was reportedly taken from a locked case in the church office. The case was accessed by a key that was in a desk drawer.

Then, last week, someone stole baby Jesus, Joseph and a lamb from the church’s downtown Nativity scene.

The theft of the three Nativity figures has not been solved. Baby Jesus, Joseph and a lamb were stolen from the Nativity scene in front of the church. The church’s priest said the figures were screwed into a sheet of plywood.

He said he noticed them missing Saturday, but a parishioner told him they might have been missing all of the previous week.

Bob Dapper, a member of the Knights of Columbus group with the church, said he set up the Nativity this year in increments leading up to Christmas Day, adding the figures of Jesus, Joseph and Mary on Christmas Eve.

After the theft, Mary and a lamb remained, but the lamb had been knocked on its side.