Sketch of robbery suspect released
VAIL ” Vail police have released a sketch of the suspect in the Dec. 27 robbery of the WestStar Bank in Vail Village. Authorities used descriptions from witnesses and bank surveillance video to make the sketch.
The suspect, believed to be a white male, is described as a middle-aged man between 40 to 50 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 200 to 210 pounds.
The suspect was wearing a light-weight, two-toned blue nylon jacket with a zipper in the front.
He was also wearing dark-colored pants, a dark-colored beanie-style knit ski cap, sunglasses and white, cotton-type gloves. He was also wearing what is believed to be a Bluetooth cellular phone earpiece in his right ear.
The robbery was reported at about 2:40 p.m. when the suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
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Two employees and a customer were in the bank at the time of the robbery. No weapon was shown during the hold-up, and no injuries were reported.
In March, Anthony Prince and Luke Carroll, seasonal ski shop works from Australia, robbed the same bank with BB guns and are now in prison.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect can call Detective Robyn Fetterolf with the Vail Police Department at 479-2134.
Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14623, or email@example.com.