Police: Vail burglar strikes again
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Vail Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in another burglary in Vail.
Sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 11, the ATM machine inside the Golden Peak Lodge, located at 458 Vail Valley Drive, was burglarized. It is unknown how the suspect was able to get into the building, but he or she used common hand tools to cut and pry open the ATM. The suspect was able to take an undisclosed amount of cash from the machine.
This most recent burglary comes on the heels of several others, including the Dobson Ice Arena, Vendetta’s, the Red Lion, Up the Creek and Axel’s. Vail Police suspect the same person is responsible in all of these crimes. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating a burglary at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards and a similar ATM burglary at the Highway 6 Cafe in Eagle-Vail. Based on evidence at the crime scenes, the suspect is believed to be the same person.
Vail Police detectives are currently analyzing video footage from the building and surrounding area in hopes to identify the suspect.
Video surveillance of the suspect gathered in prior burglaries indicates he is a white male, approximately 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 ensure all doors and windows are locked at the end of business. 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.
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