Early morning break-in at Torchy’s Tacos in Greenwood Village leads to arrest


According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, crime in Colorado has been decreasing for the past two years, and it is also true nationwide, but that didn’t stop someone from breaking into Torchy’s Tacos in Greenwood Village early in the morning on June 17.

Torchy’s Tacos in Greenwood Village

GV Police received a call of a burglary (break-in with intent to commit another crime) in progress at the restaurant at 8505 E. Arapahoe Road at 6:53 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the front doors damaged and a single suspect inside. In a matter of minutes, “one adult male suspect exited the restaurant, surrendered to officers, and was arrested,” according to a press release from GVPD. 

With assistance from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and a police K-9 “officer,” the premises were searched and no additional suspects were found. 

The case remains under investigation. Any additional information will be released through GV’s public information officer, Megan Copenhaver, who can be reached at 303-486-5749 or mcopenhaver@