EAGLE — A masked assailant robbed the Comfort Inn in Eagle at gunpoint Monday night.
The robbery happened around 6 p.m. After the gunman fled the hotel, he rendezvoused with a getaway car parked at City Market, according to Eagle Police Chief Rodger McLaughlin. Shoppers reported police cars converged at the site, searching vehicles and the store for the gunman.
The getaway vehicle was described as a maroon and silver Subaru hatchback. The suspect was described as being 6 feet, 1 inch tall, 160 to 180 pounds with olive-colored skin. He spoke English and was wearing a ski mask, gloves and all black clothes including a “shiny black jacket.” The weapon used was described as a black, semi-automatic small-caliber handgun.
Roughly a half hour after the armed robbery, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a carjacking was reported at the Big Dog Car Wash in Gypsum. The victim of the stolen vehicle stated that a single male wearing all black and a ski mask came up and put a gun to her temple. The suspect demanded the keys to her car and all her money.
The suspect was last seen travelling west on U.S. Highway 6 from the Gypsum area.
Stolen vehicle is described as white 2011 Subaru Outback bearing Colorado plate 497WAU.
An Eagle County alert issued Monday night with the vehicle description and a warning to residents that they should not approach the vehicle or the driver but should immediately report any sightings of the car.
When contacted Tuesday, staff at the Comfort Inn declined to discuss the incident, saying they wanted the police to conclude the investigation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.