Armed robber sought by Avon law enforcement |

Armed robber sought by Avon law enforcement

Police are searching for this man, suspected of robbing an Avon pizza restaurant at gunpoint. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeremy Holmstrom at 970-748-4037.
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AVON — A lone gunman robbed a pizza store and fled with a small amount of cash during the early morning hours Tuesday.

Police say the man walked into the Domino’s pizza store around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and threatened two employees with a gun. The two were the only ones in the place, and were closing up, Avon police said.

Brandishing his pistol, the man demanded money. The two employees gave him money from the store’s lockbox, as well as their personal property, and he left the store, police said.

The robber is described as a male of unknown ethnic origin, 20 to 30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing 140 to 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt, an orange bandanna, dark pants, brown possibly suede Converse shoes and had a pistol.

There was also a similar robbery around this time last year at Domino’s, police said. They cannot confirm if it’s the same suspect, although there are similarities in the crimes.

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Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call Detective Jeremy Holmstrom, Avon Police Department at 970-748-4037 or to call Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 or at 1-800-962-TIPS.

You may also submit your tip online at, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, then you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and

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