Watch CBS News

Hazy Hippo Employee Thwarts Robbery By Pointing Gun At Suspect

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) - Authorities have released an image of a person accused of attempting to rob the Hazy Hippo shop in Loveland.

The man reportedly threatened an employee with a baton on Tuesday. Investigators say the thief took off when the employee pulled out a gun.

"The victim stated the suspect entered the store, gathered several items for sale, including a metal baton, and approached the counter. The suspect threatened the victim with the baton and ordered him onto the ground. The victim defended himself by pointing a firearm at the suspect and the suspect fled the scene," David Moore with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The shop is located at 3070 West Eisenhower Boulevard.

The suspect apparently got away in a gold 1990s model four door sedan with dark tinted rear windows and possible front end damage. He was described as a Hispanic male in his late teens with short dark hair, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 and 150 to 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and dark pants.

Additional Information From The Larimer County Sheriff's Office

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Larimer County Sheriff's Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.