Masked gunman holds up theater |

Masked gunman holds up theater

Tim Mutrie

A masked gunman robbed Aspen’s Stage 3 Theatres at about 10 p.m. Saturday, and local police are asking the public for help in the investigation.

The robber, said to be a white man wearing some sort of mask and brandishing what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol, confronted the manager of the theater and demanded cash, according to an Aspen Police Department press release. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of the night’s receipts and fled the area on foot, according to the release. No one was injured during the robbery.

The theater manager declined to discuss the heist with The Aspen Times.

Police are asking anyone who was in the vicinity of the theater at about 10 p.m. that night and saw anything of a suspicious nature to contact an officer. The request is specifically directed at theater patrons who attended one of the shows that started at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

“For instance, if you were seated next to a stranger and he left his seat as the movie started and never returned, we would like to speak to you,” the release said. Also, anyone who may have found any type of clothing or cash bag in the area is asked to contact the police.

To contact an officer with the Aspen Police Department, call 920-5400.

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