Man targets bank, gas station in overnight smash-and-grab burglaries in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a man burglarized a gas station and a bank early Thursday morning by driving his vehicle into the buildings.

According to the sheriff’s office, the smash-and-grab burglaries happened near South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue around 3:24 a.m.

Public information officer Jenny Fulton said the suspect drove a minivan into the gas station, then drove over to the bank and crashed into it. After that, the PIO says the man left the van at the bank and walked back to the gas station. He was seen by sheriff’s deputies carrying out stolen merchandise and was arrested without incident, according to the PIO.

The man was identified Thursday afternoon as 39-year-old Andrew Jones. He is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of felony criminal mischief and one count of misdemeanor theft.

Andrew Jones. Credit: First Judicial District Attorney’s Office

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