Colorado Springs was hit by 134 robberies in the last two months, according to an article in the Gazette on February 2, 2010. Police stated that 82 reported robberies occurred in January and 52 in December. Most of the robberies occurred at small businesses, fast food restaurants and banks throughout the city. Police have made arrests in 42 of the 134 cases. Officials believe that the spree is merely an anomalous spike rather than an overall trend of increasing crime.
“Crime trending is not done month-to-month, rather it’s done over several years,” stated a police spokesman. He also pointed out that the theft rate has gone down in the last few years, indicating that there were 608 reported robberies in 2006 and 530 in 2009.
Theft charges in Colorado are categorized as petty theft or grand theft, depending on the value of the items stolen. Without the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, one runs the risk of being convicted of serious charges. If you, or a family member, have been accused of a robbery in Colorado, you need an experienced Colorado criminal defense theft attorney to help build a strong defense on your behalf.