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Police release description, image of Basalt robber

Scott Condon
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado
Courtesy Basalt Police DepartmentThis surveillance camera image released by Basalt police shows the robbery suspect who held up a manager of the Basalt 7-Eleven at knifepoint early Dec. 19.
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BASALT, Colorado – Basalt police on Tuesday released the image and description of a robbery suspect who held up a manager of the Basalt 7-Eleven at knifepoint early Dec. 19.

The suspect is at large. Police hoped that someone would recognize his image or description and contact them with any information at 927-4316.

The quality of the image is poor because it is taken from the store’s video surveillance camera. The man was described as 5-feet, 6-inches tall; 120 to 140 pounds; with dark, shaved hair and a shadowed mustache and beard. He speaks both Spanish and English. He smokes Marlboro Light cigarettes.

According to police, the man popped into the 7-Eleven at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning to purchase cigarettes. The manager was in the store alone. After acquiring the smokes, the man departed but returned a moment later, saying he needed a soda. As the manager was walking to get behind the counter, he grabbed her and put a knife to her side. He demanded money and attempted to flee via a backdoor, which the manager said she couldn’t open. The manager broke the man’s grip, locked herself in a bathroom and called police.

Officers were on a traffic stop a short distance away, but the suspect fled before they arrived. He obtained only a small amount of cash, according to Basalt Sgt. Stu Curry.

scondon@aspentimes.com


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