Denver police alert residents about armed street robbers

DENVER — Denver Police sent out an advisory to residents to be on alert regarding two to three robbery suspects they are looking for.

The suspects are believed to be involved in as many as eight street robberies beginning about two weeks ago, said the Denver Police Department.

While there are no reported injuries at this time, police cautioned residents and said the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

Detectives described the suspects as Hispanic males, average build and in their late teens to early 20s.

The bulk of the robberies occurred during the late evening and early morning hours.

Police advised residents to not walk alone during late-night hours. They also said to stay in well-lit areas as much as possible, avoiding alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas and other secluded areas.

They offered these other safety tips as well:

  • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible and walk close to the curb so as to avoid doorways, bushes or other potential hiding areas.
  • When walking in the street, walk against traffic. This makes it more difficult to be forced into a vehicle.
  • Walk directly and at a steady cadence; don’t stop to talk to strangers.
  • Wear clothing and shoes that allow you to move quickly if necessary and don’t carry too many packages.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Keep the volume low on headphones.
  • Be careful of over-consumption of alcohol and drugs because intoxication can make you vulnerable to an attack.
  • Report suspicious activities to police by calling 911.
  • Avoid carrying large sums of money or displaying expensive jewelry in public.