AURORA - Aurora police are asking for the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects who have hit businesses carrying what appears to be an assault-style rifle with an attached magazine.
Police said the two young black males enter businesses or stores wearing hoodies, with their faces covered with bandanas. They often wear latex gloves and display aggressive behavior during the robberies. They demand money from the register and flee on foot, usually through alleyways, police said.
The two have hit at least six businesses, including the latest, a 7-11 on Montview Boulevard early Thursday morning, police said.
Police said that robbery was interrupted when an officer driving by spooked the robbers, and they ran without the money.
"You never know what they'll do next, how desperate they are," said Frank Fania, spokesman for the Aurora Police Department. "Are they going to use these weapons?"
Crimestoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects and Aurora police offered an additional $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the two.