Bank Robbery Suspect Tied to Several Other Felonies in Pueblo County
Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit has linked a burglary, robbery, and auto-theft to 25-year-old bank robbery suspect Joshua Hyatt. Hyatt, along with 28-year-old Michael Givan, is being held in Bent County Detention Facility on armed robbery charges for the June 28th armed robbery of McClave State Bank. Prowers County deputies took the two into custody after a short pursuit the day of the robbery. They were apprehended in a Ford pick-up that had been reported stolen from a farm on 38th Lane the night before. Also stolen from the 38th Lane property was a Ford Taurus. Both vehicles were recovered close to the McClave State Bank.
Two weeks before, on June 8th at 9:30 PM Little Caesar’s Pizza in Blende was robbed at gun point. The suspect, described as a very tall, thinly built man pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money from both the safe and the register. Over a dozen interviews were conducted and two search warrants were served in connection to this case. It was determined that Joshua Hyatt, an employee of Little Caesar’s Franchise, was the primary suspect in the robbery. The gun used in that robbery was later tied to a May burglary at a home in the Oakwood Estate Mobile Home Park. At the time, Hyatt had been renting a home in the park.
Yesterday afternoon Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office detectives served $250,000 warrants on Givan and Hyatt. Hyatt is charged with Felony aggravated motor vehicle theft and felony theft while Givan is charged with felony theft. Today, Pueblo County detectives have served an additional $250,000 warrant on Hyatt for the aggravated robbery of Little Caesar’s Pizza on June 8th. Additional charges for both men may still be pending.
Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor credits the hard work of the investigations unit and the willingness of citizens to work with detectives for the resolution of these cases. “A hard working Pueblo County farmer, a young man who had a gun aimed at his face, and a small business owner dedicated to our community, those are the victims here. We have easily spent over 100 man hours on this particular suspect. Our detectives are glad to bring some closure to these people and these cases.”
The men will likely remain in Bent County Detention facility and be advised of their Pueblo County charges via video advisement.