Steamboat Springs A 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday stemming from an alleged Thanksgiving Day robbery of the suspect's former employer.
Gregg Grabowski, 23, will be arraigned in February in Routt County District Court.
Grabowski allegedly participated in the robbery of the Kum and Go with Williams S. Russick, 20.
The two men have been charged with felony aggravated robbery with an armed confederate and theft. They also face a misdemeanor charge of wiretapping.
Grabowski was apprehended minutes after the alleged robbery occurred, but Russick was able to escape.
Grabowski will appear in Routt County District Court Judge Richard P. Doucette's courtroom at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 to enter a plea to the charges.
Grabowski, who is free on a $5,000 bond, worked at the convenience store hours before the alleged robbery.
According to a court file, Russick and Grabowski walked into the convenience store at about 2 a.m. Nov. 23.
Russick allegedly demanded money from a clerk while holding a four-foot wooden stick. Russick allegedly stole close to $1,000 from the store, 80 Anglers Drive, the file shows.
During the robbery, Grabowski allegedly unplugged a telephone and ran out of the store carrying a part of it, the file shows.
Grabowski worked at the store Nov. 22 and was relieved of his duties at 8:30 p.m. by the co-worker who caught him outside in a field.
Russick's next court appearance is set for 1 p.m. Jan. 24. He is being held in the Routt County Jail on $20,000 bond. He surrendered to authorities Dec. 5.