Armed robbers hit Avon market, cops say |

Armed robbers hit Avon market, cops say

Matt TerrellVail, CO Colorado
Avon Police DepartmentThe surveillance photo shows one of the suspects in an armed robbery at an Avon market Friday, police say.

AVON, Colorado Three men wielding knives robbed Castanedas Market in Avon Friday morning and tied up the owner and three employees, Avon police said.Castanedas Market is at 51 Beaver Creek Place, across the street from City Market. Shortly after the store opened at 8 a.m., three men walked in and loitered for about 15 minutes, Avon police chief Brian Kozak said.The men then pulled out knives, threatened the employees and demanded money. They tied up the employees hands behind their backs, took some money and left, Kozak said.A witness said the robbers left in a late 90s model Mazda sedan. Kozak said a black Dodge Durango could also have been involved.All three men were described as Honduran. The first suspect is 5’7, 180 pounds, has short black hair, and is around 22 years old. He was wearing blue Dickie pants, white sneakers, a blue jacket and a blue knit cap.The second suspect is 56, about 155 pounds, had acne scars and pockmarks, is around 18 years old. He wore a gray knit hat over a baseball cap, blue jeans, a blue sweatshirt with a stripe across the chest and white shoes.The third suspect was about 54, 145 pounds and 18-years-old. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white shoes.Police are interested in talking to a man named Noel Murillo, age 22, who they say is not a suspect, but a person of interest. Eagle County Crime Stoppers is searching for information that will lead to the arrest and or indictment of a suspect or suspect involved in this case. Remain anonymous and earn up to $1,000.00 by calling 970-328-7007 or 1-800-972-tips.

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