Police follow ‘strong’ lead in Vail robbery
VAIL – Police are following a “strong” lead in the Dec. 27 robbery of the Vail WestStar Bank, a Vail police investigator said Wednesday.As of Wednesday evening, no one has been arrested in connection with the robbery.
“We’ve got a strong lead – somebody that we’ve been looking at,” Vail Detective Robyn Fetterolf said.Investigators continue to work with the FBI, but further details could not be revealed because the investigation is ongoing, Fetterolf said. It can take a while to track down leads in bank robberies, she said.The bank was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money by a man who gave a bank employee a note demanding cash, which he placed inside a bag he carried.
Police said the man is in his late 40s to 50s, about 6 feet tall and 220 pounds. The day of the robbery he wore dark pants and a navy-blue nylon jacket with light-blue stripes across the chest and inside arm. He also wore thin cotton gloves, a dark-colored beanie and sunglasses, police said.The robbery was the second in nine months after Anthony Prince and Luke Carroll, seasonal ski shop workers from Australia, were convicted of robbing the bank of nearly $130,000 in March 2005. Both men are serving time in prison.Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14622, or firstname.lastname@example.org.