Three robbers hit jewelry store in West Glenwood |

Three robbers hit jewelry store in West Glenwood

Heather McGregor
Post Independent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A gang of three robbers held up the clerk in a West Glenwood jewelry store at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon and stole an unknown amount of jewelry, said Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson.

The incident happened less than a week after a robbery outside a restaurant in Carbondale.

“We have not had a chance to look at Carbondale’s incident to determine if there are any similarities, but we will be comparing notes,” Wilson said.

The Glenwood Springs robbery occurred at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paraiso del Tesoro, a dry goods and jewelry shop in the West Glenwood Plaza.

Three robbers entered the store, brandished a handgun, grabbed the clerk and demanded that she remain silent while they stole an unknown number of items from the store, Wilson said. The men then fled.

The clerk, who was otherwise alone in the store at the time, suffered minor bumps and bruises, Wilson said.

The clerk described the robbers as three Latino men around age 30. Two were wearing dark ball caps, while the third wore an off-white sweatshirt, he said.

Meanwhile, a robbery occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, May 12, outside the El Horizonte restaurant at 908 Highway 133 in Carbondale, according to an incident report from the Carbondale Police Department.

A couple left the restaurant and had just gotten into their car when two robbers accosted the woman with a knife and robbed her.

In this case, the suspects were described as being Latino males wearing hooded shirts or jackets.

Both incidents remain under investigation by police.

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