New Vail Daily reporter mugged in Avon
AVON ” A Colorado Springs woman who’d just moved here to take a job as a reporter for the Vail Daily was robbed Saturday night in Avon.
Avon Police Detective Mike Leake said the woman was approached around 7:30 p.m. at the Avon Crossing apartment complex by a man wearing a black sweater, black gloves, jeans and a black ski mask.
The man, who the victim said spoke with a Mexican accent, told her to turn around and hand him her purse. He then pressed something into her back, possibly a knife.
After rifling through the purse, the woman said the man then told her to turn our her pockets. Leake said she then gave him $10, after which he fled. He did not take any of the items in her purse.
Leake said the incident is still under investigation and added that crimes of this kind are rare in Avon.
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“I think in my seven-and-a-half years here I’ve only seen this kind of robbery three times,” Leake said. “It’s pretty uncommon in Avon.”
The man was further described as being stocky and about 5 feet 6 inches tall. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Avon Police Department at 748-4040.
The woman, who was to have started Monday at the newspaper, has decided to return to Colorado Springs instead.
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