2 brothers, father accused in Colorado Springs bank robberies

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Two brothers and their father were arrested Thursday following a series of bank robberies in Colorado Springs.

Police were at first puzzled by a discrepancy in height descriptions provided by victims of eight recent bank robberies, even though the rest of the descriptions matched.

Police were able to act on a tip and arrested the trio at a local motel on Sunday. 

Charged with multiple counts of robbery are: Braden Wayne Butson, 23, his brother, Nicholas Edward Butson, 20, and their father, Brock Edward Butson, 51, police said Thursday.

Police said the two brothers are suspected of robbing the banks and their father is suspected of driving the getaway vehicle.

In each holdup, a suspect wore a ball cap, apparently had no weapon and left quickly after demanding money.

There were a total of eight banks robbed in the City of Colorado Springs including four at the Academy Bank at 2835 Briargate Blvd. and one attempted robbery, one at the American National Bank located at 3755 Briargate Blvd, one at the US Bank located at 1125 W. Garden of the Gods Rd and the final one at the First Bank at 817 Village Center Drive.

If anyone has information about this case please call 719-444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 719-634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward. 

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