UPDATE: Consign Design robbed at gunpoint

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

An armed robber is on the run tonight after demanding money from a Main Street store at gunpoint. It happened at the Consign Design furniture store located at 234 Main Street this afternoon.

Authorities say around 2:35 p.m., a man entered the store, showed a handgun, demanded money and fled the area. The store owner and a few customers were in the store at the time of the robbery. Police say some were shaken up, but no one was injured in the incident.

Police say only money was taken but the robber was able to take off on foot, they're not sure in which direction.

"At this point right now, we have officers in the area looking for the suspect. We do not believe he is a danger to the public at this point, but we advise anybody to just not approach him and to give us a call as he is still armed and dangerous," Grand Junction Police Department Sgt. Lonnie Chavez said.

GJPD don’t believe there is a connection between the robber and store, but say there were reports that the suspect smelled like alcohol.

He's being described as a white male with blue eyes and short brown hair, between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing a navy blue t-shirt and blue jeans, and authorities believe he was carrying a backpack as well.

If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, you're asked to call the non-emergency dispatch number, 970-242-6707.

KKCO 11 News will continue to provide you more information as it becomes available.

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KKCO 11 News has confirmed Consign Design located at 234 Main Street in downtown Grand Junction has been robbed at gunpoint.

The incident happened around 2:35 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

We have heard over the scanner, the suspect is being described as a white male with short brown hair and blue eyes. He is tan, between 5'10 and 6 feet tall with a medium build. He is wearing a navy blue t-shirt with blue jeans and is carrying a backpack. The money is believed to be in a red and tan checkered bag. We are waiting to confirm these details with authorities.

However, authorities have told us the woman who was in the store at the time of the robbery was very shaken up. We will update you with the latest information as it becomes available.

At this time, the suspect is on the loose.


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