Jan 17, 2013 7:11 PM by David Ortiviz

Hoodie bandit strikes again in Pueblo

There have been thirteen armed robberies in Pueblo is just three weeks and now extra patrols are scouring the city to find the suspect. "Sooner or later it's going to go wrong and somebody's going to get hurt," said Sgt. Eric Gonzales.

The most recent robbery happened Wednesday night on the city's southside. The suspect robbed the Dollar General on Pueblo Blvd. around 9 p.m. Officers say it appears to be the same criminal suspected in thirteen different robberies. The criminal's trademark is wearing a hoodie, mask and gloves.

Pueblo police have four officers working on overtime hoping to catch this robber. "We have detectives working the day time hours but these extra officers are going to be focusing on pretty much the same thing following leads, following tips, watching businesses and seeing if we can be in an area in case something just happens to be going on at that time," said Sgt. Gonzales.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his mid to late 20's, about 165 to 175 pounds and in every case, he's been wearing a hoodie, mask and gloves. He's also been armed with a weapon, including a machete, handgun and rifle.

Right now police say it appears most of the robberies have been happening at stores on Pueblo's southside. If you see the suspect call 911.



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