Manhunt ensues after Glenwood bank robbed |

Manhunt ensues after Glenwood bank robbed

Kelley Cox Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Police were still on the lookout late Friday for a suspect who made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after robbing the US Bank facility in downtown Glenwood Springs earlier in the day.

The robbery was reported around 1:40 p.m. Friday at the downtown bank location at 802 Grand Ave., according to Glenwood Springs Police Lt. Bill Kimminau.

The bank facility is located in a downstairs portion of the three-story building that was recently purchased by Colorado Mountain College for its new administrative offices. The bank fronts Grand Avenue.

A male suspect reportedly entered the bank and handed one of the tellers a note demanding cash. The note indicated that the suspect had a gun. However, a gun was not displayed during the incident, Kimminau said.

No one was injured during the robbery. The suspect reportedly left the building out a back door and into the alley that runs between Eighth and Ninth streets with an undisclosed amount of cash, he said.

It was unknown which direction he fled. Video surveillance cameras in the bank captured images of the suspect, but photos were not immediately made available to the press.

The suspect was described as a white male, about 5-foot-10 or 5-11 and “average weight.” He had a dark goatee beard and was wearing dark-rimmed glasses, Kimminau said.

The man was also reported to be wearing a dark-colored ball cap, a black “hoodie” with writing on the front, and blue jeans.

Kimminau said that about six to eight bank employees were in the building at the time, and maybe one customer.

Glenwood police were assisted by other local law enforcement agencies and FBI agents in the suspect search and ongoing investigation.

Officers combed the downtown area for much of the afternoon Friday looking for clues, and interviewing merchants and other potential witnesses.

Authorities were also looking into any possible connections to a bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon at the Alpine Bank facility in Clifton, located just east of Grand Junction.

The suspect in that incident was described as a white male, approximately 45 to 50 years old and 5-foot-11 with dark hair and a mustache. He reportedly fled in an older-model Subaru WRX, according Mesa County officials.

Anyone with information in the Glenwood Springs incident is asked to call the Glenwood Springs Police Department at (970) 384-6500.

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