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FBI seeks info about suspect in robbery of Carbondale bank

In this video capture provided by the FBI, the man who robbed a Carbondale bank last May is seen handing a note to bank employees. He later threatened people in the bank with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.
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Wells Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who has original information regarding the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Carbondale last year.

The Carbondale Police Department and the FBI’s Denver Division are still investigating the bank robbery on Saturday, May 5, 2012, when a white or light-skinned Hispanic male entered the bank at 1201 Highway 133. The robber presented a demand note to a teller, displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and threatened people in the bank.

The robber is considered armed and dangerous.

He is described as being 5 foot, 6 inches to 5 foot, 9 inches tall with thin build, approximately 140-170 pounds, 25-35 years of age; he wore sunglasses and likely a wig and fake mustache/beard. He also wore a large gray, shoulder- to waist-length backpack that contained a zippered, expandable black duffel type bag, white baggy pants, and a dark blue sweatshirt. The robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this individual and would like to remind citizens to be vigilant and report suspicious behavior around any financial institution to law enforcement.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

If anyone has any information about this bank robbery, or any other bank robbery, call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, 303-629-7171.


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