Breckenridge bank robber still at large |

Breckenridge bank robber still at large

Robert Allen
summit daily news
Special to the Vail DailyBank surveillance cameras captured this image of the robbery suspect entering Bank of the West Monday afternoon.

BRECKENRIDGE – As the search for the man who robbed a Loomis Armored guard in a local bank Monday continues, Breckenridge Police and the FBI are looking to residents for leads.

“This person could be a co-worker, neighbor or someone you have come in contact with during everyday business in Breckenridge or Summit County,” assistant police chief Greg Morrison said in a press release.

At about 2:40 p.m. Monday, the man, brandishing a small handgun, demanded a bank bag from a Loomis guard in the Bank of the West vestibule on French Street.

The police have declined to release information on the contents of the bank bag. Breckenridge Police spokeswoman Kim Green said there were no dye packs or other devices used to track down such criminals.

The suspect is described as a white man about 6 feet tall. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light-colored sneakers, dark sweatpants and a dark “do-rag” style head covering.

Police chief Rick Holman said Wednesday that “a number of investigative functions” are under way to catch the criminal. He said that in nine-and-a-half years with the department, he can recall no other robberies at banks in Breckenridge. The last bank robbery in Summit County occured in September, 2005 when an armed man robbed Alpine Bank at Copper Mountain. That suspect was never caught.

Authorities continue to investigate numerous tips and review video surveillance and photos from the incident, according to the press release.

Calls to the Loomis Armored office in Aurora on Wednesday were not immediately returned.

Investigators are also at work to identify people in the area of the bank when the robbery occurred.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941 or Summit County Crime Stoppers at 866-453-STOP. People with useful tips could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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