Photos: See seven people busted in huge "safety vest" burglary ring

The suspects linked to a huge Colorado Springs burglary ring apparently felt that accidentally being hit by a car was as big a threat as getting caught snatching and grabbing, since at least one crew member is said to have worn a reflective safety vest near crime scenes. Unfortunately for him, though, that vest turned out to be tremendously unsafe, at least in terms of maintaining the wearer's freedom, and that of his pals. Seven people have been busted for what law enforcers estimate as 110 burglaries and the theft of items valued at $100,000. Booking photos and details below.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts