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July 16, 2014
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Bank robbery suspect arrested in Md.

Jack Wright, the suspect in the West Glenwood Alpine Bank robbery late last month, was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon in Maryland.

According to police, Wright, 52, entered the West Glenwood Alpine Bank on the afternoon of June 30 and displayed a handgun and note to one of the tellers. Under video surveillance, the robber demanded and received the contents of a cash drawer. Bob Young, the bank’s chairman and founder, estimated the drawer would have held between $5,000 and $10,000.

The robber left the bank on foot, heading north. Police believe he was acting alone and are not seeking any other suspects.

The case has been referred to the U.S. attorney for consideration of federal prosecution. Wright will likely face charges of aggravated robbery, felony menacing and theft.

Wright is also wanted in Florida for failure to appear in court on a workplace fraud charge.

In a press release Wednesday evening, Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson credited the community with helping catch the robber.

“A considerable amount of information that was useful to the conclusion of this investigation was provided by citizens who read and viewed media accounts of the crime, virtually within hours, and the GSPD would like to thank both the citizens who called and assisted us and our partners in the media for aiding us in broadcasting our request for that information,” he wrote.


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