Sunday, April 3, 2011

...and now from the little town of Cortez, Colorado

Good work Deputy!

Officer foils holdup
Deputy happens by store during alleged robbery
By Reid Wright - Cortez Journal Staff Writer

Two suspects were apprehended following an alleged armed robbery early Thursday morning.

Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said the robbery occurred approximately 12:03 a.m. at the Giant store, 921 E. Main St., Cortez.

A Montezuma County Sheriff's Office Deputy reported stopping at the store to make a purchase when he noticed a masked subject in dark clothes standing near the counter apparently yelling at the clerk, a complaint filed by the officer stated. The man allegedly appeared to have a handgun in his hand, demanding money while the other suspect allegedly gathered cigarettes. The clerk was reportedly ordered to the ground.

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