Attorney General announces indictment of self-proclaimed gypsies suspected of burglarizing the homes of elderly Coloradans

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment against Javon Ristick (DOB: 5/31/1985) and Erik Burt (DOB: 1/24/1984) on suspicion that they stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash and belongings from 10 senior-citizen victims along the Front Range.

According to the 13-count indictment, filed in Jefferson County District Court, Ristick and Burt entered the homes of elderly Coloradans in Arvada, Colorado Springs, Denver, Golden, Lincoln County, Lakewood and Strasburg by acting like neighbors or relatives of the victims and asking to use their bathrooms. Ristick is suspected of distracting the victims through conversation while Burt found and stole cash, jewelry, collector coins and other items.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Ristick and Burt with bail set at $500,000 each.

The Office of the Attorney General investigated and obtained the indictment for Ristick and Burt with the assistance of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the Arvada Police Department, the Lakewood Police Department, the Denver Police Department, the Denver District Attorney’s Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.


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