Woman robbed Colorado liquor store with help from 6-year-old child, police say

Authorities in Colorado are looking for a woman who robbed a liquor store in Denver last week while she was caring for two young children -- one of whom helped her with the robbery, according to police.

The incident at an East Alameda Ave. liquor store occurred Oct. 9 at about 2:10 p.m., according to a Denver Police Department tweet.

The woman, who has not been identified, entered the liquor store and soon proceeded to rummage through shelves and the cash registers, "taking a large sum of money."

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The manager of the liquor store told FOX31 the woman made off with several thousand dollars, though an exact amount wasn't made public.

Denver Police said the woman had a boy and a girl with her who both appeared to be approximately 6 years old. The 6-year-old boy helped in the search for cash behind the counter of the store, according to police.

Police released a photo of the woman caught on surveillance cameras as she spoke on her phone and walked through the store.

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Before hitting the liquor store, the woman also walked into a convenience store in the same strip mall and allegedly used her children there, too, as a diversion while she pilfered items such as lotion and body wash.

"It's not an excuse to use your kids to do such a thing," the manager of the convenience store told FOX31.

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Denver Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.