Lakewood police investigate King Soopers armed robbery

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Lakewood police have requested the public’s help in locating a man in connection to an armed King Soopers robbery.

On Sunday at approximately 11 p.m., officers responded to a King Soopers grocer in the 1200 block of W. Alameda Parkway, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

Detectives said an investigation established that the male suspect had been in a back storage room for at least a couple of hours before robbing the store — the suspect had cut away the metal fencing of a cage where some items were stored to get into the space.

A store manager confronted the suspect, prompting the man to threaten him with his gun, said police. The manger then was locked in the back room while the suspect gathered store items and exited through the front entrance.

After exciting the grocery store, the suspect loaded the stolen goods into a white panel van.

Police said they are unsure if there were additional occupants in the van.

The suspect was described as a white male, about 35-years-old, dark hair, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and around 165 pounds. He wore a gray beanie-type cap, brown and black gloves, sunglasses possibly blue in color, blue jeans and a black jacket.

Detectives asked anyone with information regarding this case to contact authorities at 303-987-7111 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.