Dobson Arena burglarized again |

Dobson Arena burglarized again

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily | Town of VailPolice say this man, shown in an image from a surveillance video, burglarized Colorado Mountain College in Edwards on Dec. 13. The same man is suspected is several other break-ins in Vail, including one Friday or Saturday at Dobson Arena.

VAIL, Colorado – Vail Police are again seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in another burglary in Vail.

Between 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, the ATM machine inside Dobson Ice Arena, at 321 East Lionshead Circle, was burglarized. It is unknown how the suspect was able to get into the ice arena. Tools were then used belonging to the arena to cut and pry open the ATM. The suspect was able to take an undetermined amount of cash from the machine.

This most recent incident comes on the heels of several other burglaries and break-ins, including cash taken from a register on Nov. 30 at Dobson, plus Vendetta’s on Nov. 19, Red Lion on Nov. 5, Axel’s on Oct. 24 and Up the Creek on Sept. 30. Vail Police suspect the same person is responsible for all of these crimes. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating a burglary at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards which occurred on Dec 13. Based on evidence at the crime scene, the suspect is believed to be the same person who is responsible for the burglaries in Vail.

Video surveillance of the suspect indicates he is a white male, about 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing about 150 to 180 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black ski mask and baseball hat. The suspect was also carrying a backpack containing a variety of tools, including a cordless drill and several pry tools. The suspect is targeting cash registers, safes and ATMs.

Businesses are urged to take extra precautions to secure money, valuables and personal information, as well as ensuring all doors and windows are locked at the end of business. Vail Police recommend removing all cash from the premises at the end of the business day, as well as ensuring that any surveillance and/or alarm systems are operational and activated. To speak with a Vail Police detective about security precautions, call the department at 970-479-2200 and ask to speak with a detective.–

Anyone with information or question regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Police Department at 970-479-2200 and can remain anonymous. A $1,000 reward is offered for anyone with information that leads to the identification or arrest of this suspect.

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