Two teens arrested in Carbondale robbery |

Two teens arrested in Carbondale robbery

Aspen Times Staff Report

Two juveniles, one armed with a knife and one with a sawed-off, 12-gauge shotgun, were arrested Friday while attempting an armed robbery of the Western Wear Shop at 520 Highway 133 in Carbondale.

A store employee suffered a knife wound during the attempted holdup.

According to a Carbondale Police press release, two police officers arrived at the shop at a little after 11 p.m., “within seconds of receiving the call.” Three other officers arrived less than one minute later.

When the officers entered the store, they noticed what appeared to be human blood on the front floor and door, and found an employee hiding behind the counter.

The employee told officers that two suspects were in the back of the store. One of the suspects bolted for the back door, but was caught by officers and taken into custody. He was armed with a knife. The second suspect, the one with the shotgun, was found hiding in the back hallway. He, too, was taken into custody.

Both suspects are 17-year-old males whose names are not being released.

They were arrested and taken to juvenile detention in Grand Junction.

One of them was also arrested for several active warrants out of Eagle County and the Basalt area, including contempt of court, harassment, second-degree assault and felony menacing. His bond for the arrest warrants totals $49,000.

An employee of the business was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, treated for a stab wound to his right forearm and released.

The Carbondale Police Department is working with area law enforcement agencies to see if these suspects may have been involved in other crimes throughout the valley.

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