Police: West Glenwood bank robber caught in Maryland

Will Grandbois
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Jack Wright, 52, who is suspected in the robbery of the West Glenwood Alpine Bank late last month, was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon in Maryland.

Video surveillance shows a man entering the West Glenwood Alpine Bank on the afternoon of June 30 and displaying a handgun and note to one of the tellers. The robber demanded and received the contents of a cash drawer. Bob Young, the bank’s chairman and founder, estimated the drawer would have held between $5,000 and $10,000.

The robber left the bank on foot, heading north.

The case has been referred to the U.S. attorney for consideration of federal prosecution. Wright will likely face charges of aggravated robbery, felony menacing and theft.

Wright also is wanted in Florida for failure to appear in court on a fraud charge.

In a statement Wednesday evening, Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson credited the community with helping catch Wright.

“A considerable amount of information that was useful to the conclusion of this investigation was provided by citizens who read and viewed media accounts of the crime, virtually within hours, and the (Police Department) would like to thank both the citizens who called and assisted us and our partners in the media for aiding us in broadcasting our request for that information,” Wilson wrote.


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