Sheriff's Office Investigates Armed Robbery
On March 5, 2022, around 11:07 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call from several individuals reporting a shooting at a pawn shop located in the 300 block of Main Street.
An additional caller said the male suspects ran away from the pawn shop toward a department store in the same area. Another caller said the suspects loaded up into a gray Honda sedan with temporary license plates and left the area north on Security Boulevard.
Deputies were not able to locate the Honda sedan nor the suspects on foot.
Video footage from the pawn shop revealed 3 suspects who were dressed in black hooded sweaters and black pants open the front door of the pawn shop. According to witnesses in the store, the suspects told everyone to get on the ground.
One of the suspects attempted to fire a shot in the direction of the employees standing behind the counter. The gun appears to have malfunctioned and the suspect steps back to clear the misfire. Afterward, the suspects step back into the store, and one suspect fires one round toward the employees. The round hit the bottom of one of the display cabinets close to one of the employees. The 3 suspects then ran from the store.
Further investigation led deputies to additional video footage in the area which revealed 4 individuals in a gray Honda sedan driving in the parking lot of 300 Main Street. They drove in the parking lot for a few minutes prior to their attempt to rob the pawn shop.
A portion of the video footage and screenshots of images from the footage have been attached to this media release.
If anyone has information on any of the suspects or this incident, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office urges you to contact either EPSO Communications Center at 719-390-5555 or EPSO Tip Line at 719-520-7777. If you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 719-634-7867.