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Caught on Camera: Pueblo Police respond to theft at the Pueblo Athletic Club

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- An early morning break-in at the Pueblo Athletic Club garnered a swift response from the Pueblo Police Department.

Wednesday morning, police say a man dressed in long sleeves, a backpack, and a face covering entered the gym just after 2 a.m.

The suspect was caught on a surveillance camera breaking into a back door at the pool area of the athletic club.

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Then, the suspect ran through multiple hallways before making their way to the front desk area.

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After a couple of minutes, the suspect is seen trying to steal money from the cash register.

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Soon after, the Pueblo Police Department stormed the building searching for the suspect. Four officers entered the gym with their guns drawn.

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Officers say they searched the gym but weren't able to catch the suspect. However, those that work inside the club, say the quick response from the police was much appreciated.

"For them to come right away thats awesome," Michael Coffee, a massage therapist at the club said. "It's a very positive good thing that the police arrived that fast and did their job. It's kind of like a comforting feeling."

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Police searched every room inside the club searching for the suspect and to ensure that no one else was inside at the time.

"It's the same feeling you get when someone is robbing your house. It's that creepy sick feeling like ah man I'm here every day and this person is doing this," Coffee said.

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Police tell 13 Investigates the suspect will face charges.

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Sean Rice

Sean is a reporter based out of Pueblo for KRDO. Learn more about him here.

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