Gunman robs consignment shop on Main

Law enforcement officers gather outside Consign Design, 234 Main St., after the shop was robbed by an armed man Saturday afternoon.



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Law enforcement officers gather outside Consign Design, 234 Main St., after the shop was robbed by an armed man Saturday afternoon.

Grand Junction police are looking for a man who robbed Consign Design, 234 Main St., on Saturday afternoon at gunpoint.

At 2:35 p.m. Saturday, a black-haired man described as 30 to 40 years old, wearing a blue shirt, jeans and a backpack, entered the store and displayed a handgun, said Sgt. Lonnie Chavez of the Grand Junction Police Department.

The man demanded money from the store’s owner, who complied, and then he fled on foot, Chavez said. There were customers in the store at the time, but nobody was injured, he said.

During initial police interviews, those at the scene reported smelling alcohol on the man, but police can’t confirm if he was intoxicated, Chavez said.

“We have some people pretty shaken up, but we do not believe there’s a danger (to people in the area),” Chavez said.

Police initially searched the area without success, Chavez said, and are looking at security camera footage from the nearby Springhill Suites and City Market to aid in the investigation.

Anyone with information should call 911 or 242-6707.

This was the second robbery of a Grand Junction business in the past nine days. Twice Upon a Time used books, 2885 North Ave., was held up Oct. 25 by a man who pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded cash. In that incident, the robber was described as white, 35 to 45 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a day’s growth of facial hair and dark brown, greasy hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and jeans.

There were reports on police radios that the robber was heavyset and possibly “very intoxicated.”

Chavez declined to comment Saturday evening when asked whether police were looking into a possible connection between the two robberies.



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