Fed indict Vail robbery suspects
DENVER – Two men suspected of robbing a WestStar bank branch in Vail were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury. Anthony Price, 19, who is from New Zealand, and Luke Carroll, 19, an Australian, have been charged in Monday’s army robbery, in which the pair allegedly took $130,000. The pair, who’d bought round-trip tickets to Mexico, were arrested Tuesday while waiting on a security line at Denver International Airport. Bill Leone, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, and Phillip B.J. Reid, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Denver Office, said the men are in federal custody. They will appear in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday, where a federal judge will determine whether they are eligible to be released on bond while awaiting trial. Jeff Dorschner of the U.S. attorney’s office in Denver said earlier in this week the government will ask a judge to hold both men without bond.Prince and Carroll, both of whom worked in a Vail Village sports store, allegedly used BB guns to rob the bank at 302 Hanson Ranch Road, the criminal complaint says. When bank tellers described the men, Vail police were reminded of two men arrested in January for allegedly shooting paintballs at a house in East Vail. The police photos of those two suspects were included in an FBI bulletin a Denver police officer used to spot the men at the airport. The detective asked a Transportation Security Administration screener to find out if the men had foreign accents. The screener not only determined that they had accents, but took their passports and boarding passes. The men were then arrested without incident. If convicted the defendants face up to 25 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.Vail, Colorado
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