No leads after attempted bank robberies in Edwards
EDWARDS — Law enforcement is scouring the midvalley area, searching for a suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday.
Wells Fargo and US Bank in Edwards were hit around 9 a.m. The two banks are about 120 yards apart fronting U.S. Highway 6 in the Edwards Riverwalk.
At both locations, the female suspect, according to law enforcement, handed tellers a handwritten note requesting money. An undisclosed amount of money was handed over at Wells Fargo. It is undetermined which bank was hit first.
A suspect, in her mid-30s, who fled the scene on foot, was described as possibly 5 feet, 4 inches tall and skinny, with blond or dirty blond hair and freckles. She was last seen wearing a blue hoodie with a gray beanie. It is undetermined whether another suspect was involved.
No one was injured in the robbery.
“Wells Fargo’s top concern is the safety and well-being of our customers and team members, and we are thankful no one was harmed during this robbery,” Wells Fargo’s Nicole Schwab said in an email.
However, the suspect became mobile and all Eagle County schools, as well as the Colorado Mountain College campus in Edwards, were put on lockout.
‘No threat to students or schools’
That lockout was lifted around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eagle County Schools officials said.
“It’s a precaution. Currently there is no threat to students or schools,” Dan Dougherty, school district communications chief said.
“We don’t want the suspect to try to seek refuge in a school building and worsen the incident or create a hostage crisis,” Dougherty said.
Lockout means school continues as normal inside, and all outdoor activities are moved indoors. Entrance to buildings requires photo identification.
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