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March 9, 2012
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Rifle robbery suspect arrested after crime spree

Fort Collins police arrested a Windsor man suspected in the Feb. 28 robbery of a Rifle Kum & Go store after the man allegedly stole a car, botched two robbery attempts and was caught after fleeing from a Subway, his pants stuffed with stolen cash, on March 6.Andrew Burgess Gregg, 24, faces charges of motor vehicle theft, robbery and attempted robbery in Fort Collins. He is also wanted for robbery and theft in Rifle.In the Rifle robbery, employees of the Kum & Go store at 1248 Railroad Ave. called police at 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, after a man entered the store, demanded money and suggested that he had a weapon.The suspect then picked up the store's cash register and ran out the door with it. The cash register and its contents were later recovered. On March 1, Rifle Police issued an arrest warrant for Gregg.One week after the Rifle robbery, Gregg was nabbed by Fort Collins police after a 45-minute evening crime spree, according to a police department press release.It started at 6:15 p.m. when the owner of a 1998 Nissan Quest van called police to report that the vehicle, which had been left idling outside a business, had been stolen.At 6:31, the staff of the Senior Living Center reported that a white man wearing a hooded jacket and mask had come in and demanded money from the clerk. When other people noticed what was happening, the man fled in a vehicle with the same license plate as the stolen van.Twenty minutes later, two more robbery calls came in to police.In one, a woman reported trying to leave an ATM drive-through at a Wells Fargo bank when a man wearing a mask and hoodie parked a Nissan van in front of her car, blocking the drive. He jumped out, pounded on her car window and yelled at her.The woman put her car in reverse and backed out, and the man quickly fled in the van.The second call was for a robbery at a Subway sandwich shop half a block away. Employees said a man wearing a bandana over his face ran into the store, demanded money, then jumped over the counter and grabbed money from the cash register. He then ran from the store, with one witness chasing him on foot.When officers arrived, they found the stolen Nissan van parked in front of the Subway. The keys were lying on the sidewalk just outside the restaurant's door.Officers caught up with the suspect and took him into custody. They found "a significant amount of cash" stuffed in his pants, according to a report released by the Fort Collins Police Department.Gregg is being held in the Larimer County Jail.

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