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Glenwood Police looking for thieves who have been targeting downtown businesses

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Glenwood Springs Police are warning local businesses of two thieves targeting downtown businesses.

Police described one as a Latino male, clean shaven, thought to be in his 20s, about 5-foot-11-inches tall, with a medium build. The other is a woman described as a Latino about 5-foot-7-inches tall, with a heavy build, also in her mid-20s. The man is also described as well-dressed and well-groomed.

According to Police Chief Terry Wilson, the pair do not appear to be working together but do have similar strategies.



Police released a warning to local businesses through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association last week saying that they had been notified of several instances of a male or female entering local businesses, chatting with owners and employees, asking to use the restroom and then looking for wallets and similar items to steal when they are believed to be using the facilities.

Approximately seven businesses were hit in the past 10 days, according to Wilson.



“They are looking for what so many people do in these places. They set their personal things down somewhere while they go on with their business habits for the day,” Wilson said.

Wilson warned local businesses to review their internal security systems and to rethink how they secure purses and other personal items during shifts.

Police have not made any arrests in this case, but said that they have been able to perform some photo lineups with some of the businesses that were victims in the case.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding the case contact the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 384-6500. Or, if any business sees anyone matching the descriptions asking to use the restroom, to be very cautious, and call the police.

jgardner@postindependent.com


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