FBI seeks info about Carbondale bank robbery | AspenTimes.com

FBI seeks info about Carbondale bank robbery

Staff report
In this video capture provided by the FBI, the man who robbed a Carbondale bank last May is seen handing a note to bank employees. He later threatened people in the bank with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.

Wells Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who has original information regarding the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible for robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Carbondale last year.

The Carbondale Police Department and the FBI’s Denver Division still are investigating the bank robbery on May 5, when a white or light-skinned Hispanic male entered the bank at 1201 Highway 133. The robber presented a demand note to a teller, displayed a black semiautomatic handgun and threatened people in the bank.

Authorities consider the robber armed and dangerous.

Police described the suspect as 5 foot, 6 inches to 5 foot, 9 inches tall with a thin build, approximately 140 to 170 pounds, 25 to 35 years old; he wore sunglasses and likely a wig and fake mustache/beard. He also wore a large gray, shoulder- to waist-length backpack that contained a zippered, expandable black duffel-type bag, baggy white pants and a dark-blue sweatshirt. The robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and reminded residents to be vigilant and report suspicious behavior around any financial institution to law enforcement.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases with the use of a weapon in the commission of the crime.

Anyone with any information about this or any other bank robbery may call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171.


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