Got Video? GJPD looks for info in early morning robbery attempts near bus stops

Grand Junction Police are asking for the public's help as they investigate two early morning robberies. They're warning residents and asking for any security camera footage that may have captured the incidents.

The first incident happened just before 5:30 Tuesday morning, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a reported robbery in progress.

Somoene called 911 and said a 15-year-old boy, was waiting at the bus stop near Independent Avenue and Poplar Street when he was approached by two male suspects in a dark colored sedan.

The suspects displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s backpack. The victim gave them his backpack and the suspects left.

While detectives were investigating this report, they were contacted by an officer with the Fruita Police Department who reported that a second victim had reported a similar incident from this morning.

The victim stated that, while waiting for a bus near 24 ½ Road and Brookwillow, he was approached by a dark colored sedan occupied by two males who demanded his backpack. The victim ran away, and the vehicle left the scene.

Police are asking for anyone who has information to call them. They'd also like to take a look at security camera footage from these two areas.

Call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County if you can help. You can remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.