More burglaries " Carbondale hit again | AspenTimes.com

More burglaries " Carbondale hit again

Gregory Conroy
Carbondale correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE ” Two more Carbondale businesses were broken into early Monday morning, adding to the recent rash of burglaries at Roaring Fork Valley businesses of late.

Carbondale police believe the most recent burglaries ” at Sounds Easy Video in the Sopris Shopping Center and at Dos Gringos Burritos in La Fontana Plaza ” are related to prior break-ins in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. In addition, four Basalt restaurants were burglarized early Tuesday and police believe those break-ins may be connected to recent burglaries elsewhere in the valley.

According to Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, a Garfield County sheriff’s deputy was responding to a break-in at Sounds Easy early Monday when he noticed nearby Dos Gringos had been hit, as well. Upon investigation, the deputy observed two suspects on foot who fled to the field across Highway 133 toward Colorado Rocky Mountain School.

“I think we’re getting pretty close to some real suspects,” Schilling said, “We’ve certainly got some pretty good people of interest.”

While the investigation is ongoing, Carbondale police await information from evidence sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. They are also cooperating with Glenwood police and other area law enforcement officials.

Schilling urged local business owners and operators to refrain from leaving cash on site, suggesting that daily bank deposits be made. Police agencies up and down the valley have issued similar recommendations in light of the rash of break-ins.

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