Crime spree in Colorado Springs includes carjacking and attempted bank robbery

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Carjacking and attempted bank robbery are two of the latest offenses linked to a crime spree that began over the weekend.

The suspect was spotted in a stolen black Subaru around 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Colorado Springs Police report. An officer tried to stop him, but he drove away through some fields until the Subaru was disabled.

The suspect jumped out and tried to carjack a vehicle from a Loaf-N-Jug, but the driver put the car in reverse and get away. Police said the man's second attempt was successful and he got away in a white Nissan Xterra.

The man is accused of driving the Nissan to the TCF Bank at 2870 New Center Point. He tried to rob the bank, but police say he was thwarted by the employees.

When the suspect ran outside, several officers were able to block him in. He tried to escape by ramming into two police cars, but was arrested.

The officers in those cars did suffer minor injuries.

ABC affiliate KRDO-TV reports the same suspect is believed to be involved in the Sunday robberies of a Joann Fabrics store and King Soopers.  Police said they are checking to see what other crimes the suspect may be responsible for.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 719-444-7000 or call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 719-634-7867.

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