Suspect told police he used staple gun in C&F robbery

By: PJ Edgell, Digital Content Director Email
By: PJ Edgell, Digital Content Director Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A robbery attempt didn't end well for a 24 year old Grand Junction man who told police he used a staple gun to steal cash from a C&F Food Store on North Avenue Tuesday morning.

Milton Telemaque was arrested just after 4 a.m. Tuesday, less than a half hour after the robbery occurred at 2847 North Avenue.

According to police, the clerk said he actually recognized Telemaque during the robbery because the suspect's disguise, an article of clothing wrapped around his head, fell off when he approached the counter.

The clerk said Telemaque turned and walked out of the store at that point, but returned moments later without the disguise. The clerk saw the suspect holding a shiny, metallic object in his hand which he thought was a gun or some type of deadly weapon.

Telemaque ended up grabbing cash from the register and fled the gas station on foot, but officers spotted him running from the scene. They ended up arresting him at 2868 I-70B on the property of Grand Junction Ready Mix.

Telemaque admitted to the robbery but told police he used a staple gun to mimic an actual gun during the crime. He was booked into the Mesa County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery, felony menacing and obstructing a peace officer.

The Grand Junction Police Department will release his booking photo Wednesday afternoon.

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