Officers interrupt Littleton pawn shop robbery but suspects escape

LITTLETON, Colo. — A pawn shop robbery was interrupted when officers showed up as the criminals were in action, the Littleton Police Department said.

It happened at The Pawn Bank on West Littleton Boulevard about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said they received a call about a suspicious situation after a passerby saw a truck parked outside the pawn shop with a couple of people hanging out.

When the first officer arrived, two people jumped into the truck and drove off.

They hopped a curb and drove into a neighborhood. Police did not chase the suspects because of jurisdiction rules.

Police recovered three shotguns at the scene. Two were found in front of the store and one had been thrown out of the vehicle.

Inside the  pawn shop, officers found several display cases had been smashed.

A box with jewelry and coins was recovered, and is believed to have been abandoned by the burglars.

Investigators are still trying to determine what else might have been stolen.

Police describe the getaway vehicle as an early 2000s red and silver Ford F-250 diesel pickup truck.