Police arrest suspects in Silverthorne Kum & Go robbery
SILVERTHORNE Four suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection to the Kum & Go robbery case under investigation since Feb. 13.The arrests were the result of four search warrants and one arrest warrant carried out Wednesday morning for homes in Silverthorne, Frisco, Dillon and Breckenridge. A male juvenile was taken into custody per the arrest warrant with bail set at $15,000. Three other suspects were taken into custody after Wednesdays search. Three of the suspects are juveniles and have each been charged with felonies including aggravated robbery and menacing, and misdemeanor theft. One adult suspect, 18-year-old Francisco Lopez of Silverthorne, was arrested and charged with felonies including conspiracy, aggravated robbery, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and misdemeanor theft.There were no injuries during the robbery and a minimal amount of cash was taken from the register, said Silverthorne Police Sgt. Jacob Scott. The masked suspects, described as three Hispanic males, two skinny and one heavier, aged 17 to 27, entered the store at about 10:57 p.m. Feb. 13, brandishing what appeared to be handguns, he said. The investigation was really aided by the community, including direct tips and tips called into Crime Stoppers, Nicholas said. It was amazing. The chief was just really excited about it.Silverthorne Police Chief Mark Hanschmidt said: … I also appreciate the assistance we received from our partnering law enforcement agencies in successfully carrying out these search warrants today. This was a great team effort for us all. Police originally thought they had suspects on the night of the robbery. Silverthorne residents Richard Rios, 17, and his brother Luis Rios, 22, both complained they were mistaken for the perpetrators and detained on the night of the robbery because of their ethnicity and location. An internal investigation found no wrongdoing by Silverthorne police in the incident.Anyone with information regarding the robbery is encouraged to call Summit County Crime Stoppers at 1 (866) 453-STOP. Summit Daily reporter Robert Allen contributed to this article.Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at email@example.com.
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