Armed robbery suspect surrenders after SWAT team deployed to Lafayette neighborhood

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LAFAYETTE, Colo. — The SWAT team was deployed to a neighborhood in Lafayette on Tuesday after a suspect in two robberies barricaded himself inside a home near Baseline Road and Bermont Street.

Investigators at the scene said officers were serving a search warrant to look for a car used in an aggravated robbery.

The Louisville Police Department had been looking for a man suspected of robbing Elements Massage at 765 S. Boulder Road on Aug. 1.

Investigators believe the same man robbed the Corner Store on east South Boulder Road in Louisville on July 20. In that case, the suspect was believed to be driving a white Chevrolet HHR.

Police released several photos of the suspect and the vehicle.

Louisville detectives identified the suspect as 36-year-old Timothy Trujillo.

On Tuesday, Louisville and Lafayette police served a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of Baseline Avenue in Lafayette.

“Investigators made numerous attempts to get Trujillo to surrender for approximately two hours,” police said in a statement. “Trujillo was initially unresponsive to investigators attempts to speak with him.

“An officer fired a 37mm, flexible extended range impact munition at a window to break it in an attempt to get a response from Trujillo.”

When Trujillo refused to respond or comply, the Boulder County SWAT team was deployed. As the SWAT team was arriving to assist, Trujillo came out of the home and surrendered peacefully.

Trujillo was arrested and booked at the Boulder County Jail. He’s facing 10 charges, including aggravated robbery and second-degree kidnapping.

Baseline was closed between North 111th Street and Crossing Drive while officers negotiated with Trujillo.

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