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Denver Police Arrest 'Crummy Cookies Bandits'

DENVER (CBS4) - Denver police said two armed and dangerous men suspected of robbing stores and restaurants in Denver and Lakewood have been arrested.

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Police believe Rodney Mitchell, 19, and Dartanian Mitchell, 33, have struck five times in the past three weeks. The men were after cash.

Police have dubbed the suspects the "Crummy Cookies Bandits" because when they robbed a Subway restaurant they started off ordering some cookies.

It was about 7:30 p.m. and Patricia Agbisit was the only one working at the Subway near Colorado Boulevard and East Colfax Avenue.

"They probably cased the store seeing there was no one here," Agbisit said.

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Agbisit said the robbers came in and asked for a few peanut butter cookies. When she opened the register the suspects made their move.

"So he jumped on the counter, put me down with the gun, swiped out the drawer … left the cookies and him and his partner took off," Agbisit said. "It was demanding and it was violent because they had a gun."

Police think they're responsible for four robberies in Denver and one in Lakewood at a 7-Eleven.

"Once the clerk opened the cash register both men jumped over the counter and pulled guns on her," Steve Davis with Lakewood police said. "They shot her in the face with the BBs, she took off running and they kept shooting at her."

The suspects were taken into custody without incident on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

"Officers received numerous tips regarding the identity and location of these suspects. After a successful surveillance operation, they were apprehended in the Blockbuster video parking lot located at Colfax Avenue and Corona Street," Det. John White with Denver police said.

Both are being held in the Denver jail for investigation of aggravated robbery. Dartanian Mitchell had outstanding warrants for burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

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