Aug 7, 2013 8:05 PM by Bill Folsom
Just halfway through the year the number of bank robberies in Colorado Springs is more than all of 2012. The number for this year is 16 robberies while all of last year it was 12.
One thing both years have in common is the number of suspects caught. Eleven of the 12 robberies were solved last year and there are leads in the outstanding case. This year, 12 of 16 of cases have been solved and investigators think the same person is responsible for the other four. Police investigators believe it is the same suspect Sheriff's investigators want for a series of bank robberies in Monument.
By working with other agencies it helps solve cases. "Often times they may be working a similar pattern and they know a methodology that the suspect may be using and if we can work together to share that information it helps us," said Barbara Miller with Colorado Springs Police.