Snorsky was taken into custody on suspicion of committing felony theft, police said at a news conference on Saturday.
McGregor said Snorsky, a self-proclaimed artist, works in Aurora at a sub shop. A Facebook page under his name and date of birth showed drawings that he has made and posed self-portrait, he said his work is available in private collections across America. His artwork was used in the sandwich shop where he worked.
Snorsky came to the United States from Russia, police sources told ABC News. He has served time in a Colorado prison for burglary and escape.
While out on parole, Snorsky made friends where he worked at the Aurora sub shop, including with police who often went there to eat.
The restaurant owner, a 72-year-old-woman, felt sorry for Snorsky and took him in, according to police sources.
It was not clear whether or not Snorsky had been assigned an attorney.