Carbonale Bank Robbery

CARBONDALE, Colo. –At 4:16 p.m. this afternoon the Garfield County Emergency Communications Center received a call of a bank robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo Bank in Carbondale,which is located at 1201 Highway 133.

Just minutes before the 4:00 p.m.,Wells Fargo closing time,a male customer entered the bank and threatened all five employees and one customer,with a handgun. The suspect then forced the employees and the customer behind the counter,onto their knees and bound their hands behind their backs.

The male suspect was described as a white male,approximately 5\’8” tall,150 lbs.,possible long straight black wig,dark sunglasses, possible fake mustache hair,wearing a long sleeve gray shirt,gray pants and black shoes.

The suspect left the bank in a stolen employee vehicle which has since been recovered. Within minutes of the suspect leaving the bank,an employee was able to break free. The employee ran out of the bank and told a family member,who was waiting in the parking lot to pick him up,to leave the area because the bank had just been robbed and to call 9-1-1.

The Carbondale Police Department,Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations are currently processing the scene and the recovered vehicle. This case remains active and under investigation at this time. Information will be released as it becomes available,but it will be limited,as not to jeopardize the prosecutorial evidence in this case.

Carbondale Police immediately dispatched the Garfield County Victim Response team to provide assistance to the victims in this case.