Police Arrest Machete-Robbery Suspect

Acting on Tip, Police Arrest Howard York At Manitou Springs Mobile Home

Colorado Springs police say they have arrested a man suspected of using a machete to rob a pizza store.

On Friday morning, Colorado Springs Police received a tip that the robbery suspect, 43-year-old Howard York, was at a mobile home in Manitou Springs, according to KRDO-TV.

Police began surveillance of the El Paso Mobile Home Community at 15 El Paso Avenue in Manitou Springs, police said.

After a couple hours, York came out of the mobile home and officers arrested him on suspicion of aggravated robbery, KRDO-TV reported.

York's arrest came a day after police released security camera photos of the suspect during the pizza shop robbery.

York is suspected in an afternoon robbery on Jan. 30 at a Papa Murphy's at 3105 W. Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs.

Employees told officers that a man entered the store, threatened an employee with a machete and demanded money from the cash register.

As the robber left the store with the cash, he aggressively began swinging the machete at a clerk, police said.

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