No arrest yet in Wells Fargo bank heist |

No arrest yet in Wells Fargo bank heist

John Colson
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Local police have not yet caught the robber who struck at the Wells Fargo Bank here on Saturday.

“We’re following leads, working on whatever we can, to see if we can get a handle on who it is,” said Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling.

Carbondale Police is conducting a cooperative investigation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Schilling said.

The Wells Fargo robbery is the fourth bank robbery in the region over the past two months. It follows a robbery at Vectra Bank in Basalt on March 2, at Alpine Bank in Clifton on April 21, and at US Bank in Glenwood Springs on April 22.

There was no word Monday as to whether authorities believe the robberies are linked.

In Carbondale on Saturday, a white man, described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds, walked into the bank shortly before closing time at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

He threatened five employees and a customer with a handgun, according to a statement from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, and forced the employees and the customer onto their knees behind a teller’s counter.

The robber then tied their hands behind their backs, collected the cash he was after and left the bank, driving away in a stolen car belonging to one of the bank employees.

The keys were in the ignition of the car, Schilling said, but no other information about the car or its owner were released on Monday. The car was recovered by authorities later Saturday.

The man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Schilling. Neither the exact amount nor the container into which it was placed are being divulged.

The suspect was further described by authorities as having long straight black hair, possibly a wig and a long mustache, also possibly fake.

He was said to be wearing a long sleeve gray shirt, gray pants, black shoes and dark sunglasses.

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