Search for armed suspects underway in Highlands Ranch after burglary

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (KDVR) — A search for suspects is underway in Highlands Ranch following a burglary Saturday morning.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are searching near McArthur Ranch Road and South Quebec Street.

The burglary occurred in Castle Pines, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

“They ransacked through the gloved box, middle console, grabbed a backpack full of stuff out of there that they later got rid of,” one victim said, adding, “We heard there was an armed component to it. That’s more concerning even than having a car broken into.”

Deputies responded and saw the suspects getting into a car. The deputies followed the vehicle and were able to stop it near McArthur Ranch and Quebec.

Five suspects then ran away; two were apprehended. The sheriff’s office says the remaining three suspects are believed to be armed. They are described as males in their late teens or early 20s.

“This is serious. These individuals are dangerous,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said. “They were armed, they were committing a number of burglaries and auto thefts at 3, 4 o’clock this morning and they are on the run. I’m sure they’re scared and they could be dangerous if someone approached them.”

Authorities sent a CodeRed alert to residents in the Wildcat Ridge and Cheetah Winds areas asking them to shelter in place. That order has since been lifted.

Anyone who sees something suspicious is asked to call 911.

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