Colorado Springs 7-Eleven Robbed Twice In One Week
A local 7-Eleven was been robbed twice within a week recently. The 7-11 near Briargate Boulevard and Union Boulevard in Colorado Springs was robbed New Year’s Day morning and then again during the early morning hours of January 6. Both robberies involved a white man in a hoodie and bandanna who brandished a gun. In both robberies, the robber demanded cash and cigarettes before running from the store. No suspect has been arrested.
There are two classes of robbery in Colorado: simple and aggravated. Simple robbery is the taking of something of value from a person by use of force, intimidation, or threats. Aggravated robbery is similar to simple robbery but it includes the presence of a deadly weapon during or after the robbery.
Simple robbery in Colorado is a Class 4 felony. Aggravated robbery is a Class 3 felony that results in mandatory enhanced sentencing. It is categorized as a violent crime. Aggravated robbery has a presumptive sentence between four and eight years in prison and typically results in a six-year sentence even if the defendant is a first-time offender.
Anyone facing robbery charges in Colorado would be well advised to contact a criminal defense attorney right away. If you have been arrested, do not answer any questions from the authorities. Ask to speak with your attorney and then remain silent. Anything you say after being arrested and read your rights can be used against you.
Your attorney will review the facts of your case and the evidence against you to determine your best legal options. It may be possible to fight the charges or to have the penalties reduced. You will have an opportunity to state your case and you are innocent until proven guilty. Call an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney who can help protect your rights every step of the way.
The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. can help. Contact us at (719) 475-2555.