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July 9, 2014
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Fla. fugitive suspected in W. Glenwood bank robbery

Glenwood Springs police said Wednesday that an arrest warrant has been issued in the June 30 robbery of the Alpine Bank branch in West Glenwood.

Jack Lee Wright, 52, who was thought to be driving a black Dodge Ram crew cab with Florida plates and who is wanted in Florida for failure to appear in a fraud case, was named as the suspect.

The robbery occurred shortly after 1 p.m. June 30 when a white man in his 50s passed a note to a teller and showed a handgun. He fled on foot toward the Glenwood Springs Mall.

Surveillance photos showed a man wearing blue and white checkered shorts and a blue T-shirt. He had salt-and-pepper hair and facial stubble.

Bob Young, chairman and founder of Alpine Bank, told the Post Independent on the day of the robbery that the robber got away with the contents of a cash drawer, which could represent between $5,000 and $10,000.

It was the first robbery in Glenwood Springs since U.S. Bank’s downtown location was robbed in April 2012. The West Glenwood Alpine branch was robbed in December 2008.

A police news release Wednesday said Wright is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. The pickup he was thought to be driving may have Florida license plate HPQ5X. Police released a blurry surveillance photo showing the truck.

Wright is known to be armed. He is wanted for aggravated robbery, felony menacing and theft in the Alpine robbery.

Anyone with information about Wright or the case should call Glenwood police Detective Matt Gronbeck at 970-384-6500 or email

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