Alleged store robber turns himself in


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A 20-year-old man suspected of robbing almost $1,000 from a convenience store early Thanksgiving morning is now in custody.

William S. Russick turned himself in to the Routt County Sheriff's Office just before noon on Tuesday, said Lt. Fred Johnston, who is the supervisor of the jail.

Routt County Judge James Garrecht set bond for the man, who is originally from Oregon, at $20,000.

Russick turned himself in to authorities after a Steamboat Springs police officer obtained a warrant for his arrest Nov. 28.

The warrant came about five days after Russick allegedly walked into the Kum and Go at about 2 a.m. Nov. 23 and demanded money from a clerk.

According to a court file, Russick was allegedly helped in the robbery by an employee of the store, Gregg Grabowski.

Both men face felony charges of aggravated robbery with an armed confederate and theft. According to a court file, Grabowski and Russick entered the convenience store wearing ski goggles and bandannas to cover their faces. (Gary Salazar is a reporter for the Steamboat Springs Pilot/Today).

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