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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Armed robbery of ammunition at a Colorado Walmart

Scene of armed robbery at Longmont Walmart
Occurred January 22, 2013.

A 19-year old man, Kevin Aguirre, tried to buy ammunition at a Walmart in Longmont, Colorado.  When he was denied due to being too young, he returned with a gun and threatened the clerk and a customer, then fled with a box of stolen ammo.

Minutes later, police arrived and, after Aguirre threatened suicide, captured him.  Aguirre was also being tried for unrelated pedophilic sex crimes prior to the incident.

From an article, which focuses on the endangered customer, Army veteran Chris White:

White said the employees told him he was too young to buy bullets and the young man walked away briefly, only to return moments later with a gun and demand the ammunition. 
"I am a veteran," White said. "You point a weapon at me, I take it seriously." 
Police arrested Kevin Aguirre on suspicion of the robbery at 9:15 p.m. at a mobile home park on the 1400 block of South Collyer Street, where he had a standoff with officers while threatening suicide. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and three counts of felony menacing in the robbery, according to reports. 
Police reported that Aguirre was despondent over an unrelated crime he was accused of committing. Police arrested him on suspicion of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse on Tuesday night, as well. According to reports, he is accused of committing sexual acts with a younger family member, beginning when she was 5. He is scheduled for filing of charges Friday in Boulder County Court. 
White said the robber at Walmart pointed the gun at him, the clerk and the assistant manager while demanding a box of ammunition. One of the Walmart employees complied with his command.

Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.