Glenwood bank robbery prompts search |

Glenwood bank robbery prompts search

Kelley Cox/Post IndependentSgt. Jim Schuckers with the Garfield County Sheriff's Department searches the alleyway behind the US Bank building in downtown Glenwood Springs for evidence after a bank robbery early Friday afternoon.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Police were still on the lookout late Friday for a suspect in a robbery at a US Bank in downtown Glenwood Springs earlier in the day.

The robbery was reported around 1:40 p.m. Friday at the downtown bank location, at 802 Grand Ave., according to Glenwood Springs Police Lt. Bill Kimminau.

The bank facility is in a downstairs portion of a three-story building that was recently purchased by Colorado Mountain College for its new administrative offices. The bank fronts Grand Avenue.

A male suspect reportedly entered the bank and handed one of the tellers a note demanding cash and indicating that the suspect had a gun. However, a gun was not displayed during the incident, Kimminau said.

No one was injured during the robbery. The robber reportedly left the building through a back door and into the alley that runs between Eighth and Ninth streets with an undisclosed amount of cash, Kimminau said.

Video surveillance cameras in the bank reportedly captured images of the robbery, but photos were not immediately available.

Police described the suspect as a white male, about 5-foot-10 or 5-11 and “average weight.” He had a dark goatee and was wearing dark-rimmed glasses, Kimminau said.

The man also was reported to be wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a black hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front and blue jeans.

Kimminau said that about six to eight bank employees were in the building at the time along with maybe one customer.

Glenwood police were assisted by other local law enforcement agencies and FBI agents in the suspect search and ongoing investigation.

Officers combed the downtown area for much of the afternoon Friday looking for clues and interviewing merchants and other potential witnesses.

Authorities also were looking into any possible connections to a bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon at the Alpine Bank facility in Clifton, just east of Grand Junction.

The suspect in that incident was described as a white male, approximately 45 to 50 years old and 5-foot-11 with dark hair and a mustache. He reportedly fled in an older-model Subaru WRX, according Mesa County officials.

Anyone with information in the Glenwood Springs incident can call the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 970-384-6500.

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