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    Twenty-two Years Prison for Armed Robbery of Sprint Retail Store

    Spencer Brewer was sentenced to 22 years in prison for armed robbery of an electronics store in Lakewood.

    On April 8, 2011 two masked men, one armed with a semi-automatic handgun, burst into the Sprint retail store at 7611 West Colfax, Lakewood. Brewer was one of the masked men. He was also a former employee of the store. The bandits arrived just before closing time. With Brewer’s insider information they knew exactly where the high-priced phones and money were kept. The pair ordered the two employees through the store and to the ground at gunpoint. The men attempted to steal the store safe from a stockroom. They dragged it through the store, but gave up because it was so heavy. After filling a bag with cell phones and money they left through the front door.

    Brewer and his accomplice got away with $15,000 in cell phones and over $1,000 cash.

    District Attorney Peter Weir commended the Lakewood Police Department for their work in this case, “Good police work and DNA technology helped us take a dangerous man off the streets. DNA taken from Brewer’s property which had been left near the store was tested by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. This test resulted in a DNA match in the national database, identifying Brewer as the offender. His DNA was already in the system because of his prior arrests and convictions.”

    Brewer was on federal probation at the time of the robbery. He had two prior felony convictions, both of which involved armed robbery.

    On February 4, 2013 Brewer pled guilty to aggravated robbery (F3) and one violent crime count. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison on March 15. Brewer faced a range of 10-32 years in prison. Prosecutors argued that Brewer was a menace and threat to our community as they asked the court for the maximum of 32 years in prison.

    Brewer’s accomplice in this armed robbery has not yet been apprehended. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP or call Lakewood Detective Timothy Marquez at 303-987-7111.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    March 19, 2013

    Spencer Brewer

    Last Updated: 6-7-2013
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