G’wood robber is still on the loose
Glenwood Springs Police and the FBI are turning to citizens for help in identifying the bank robber who hit the Alpine Bank branch in West Glenwood Tuesday evening.The suspect escaped an intense police manhunt with an undisclosed amount of money.Information regarding the case may be directed to the Glenwood police at 945-8566, and the FBI at 945-8157.A man entered the Alpine Bank on Highway 6 & 24 at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and, according to Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson, “gave indications to the employees that he was armed and demanding money.”The man was wearing a dark green, hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and tight around his face, with only mirrored sunglasses and what looked like a brown moustache showing. He also wore dark jeans and black gloves, and was described as a white male with dark or olive skin tones, between 25 and 35 years old, 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 10 inches tall, and 180 to 190 pounds.He fled the bank on a mountain bike, headed west on the highway, and was then seen turning north on Storm King Road.A bike matching the description of the robber’s was found at the rear of the Glenwood Mall, and during a follow-up search of the mall, at least one clerk at Kmart reported to police the suspect may have been in that store. A sweatshirt matching the one worn by the suspect was also found.But the suspect is still on the loose.According to Wilson, both his department and the FBI “would like to express our thanks for the many people in the area stores and businesses who assisted with the initial search process and are continuing to provide information. Our appreciation and admiration go out to the employees of Alpine Bank who performed in a very professional and practical manner during and after this event.”
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