Two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Carbondale last Thursday are now in custody. Pitkin County officials say they tracked the suspects using a cell phone to the Frying Pan Road area and were responding to investigate when they noticed a vehicle believed to be associated with the men traveling up the road. Shortly after, the same vehicle was observed traveling back down Frying Pan Road near Basalt. Pitkin and Eagle County Deputies along with Basalt Police officers stopped the vehicle on South Cottonwood Drive. The suspects were found hiding in the vehicle and were taken into custody without incident around 10:20 PM. Pitkin County Undersheriff Ron Ryan says the two were exhibiting symptoms of exposure and were checked out by medical personnel before they were taken to jail.
The two 19-year-old men reportedly climbed out of a bus emergency window Tuesday morning and ran off when police attempted to arrest them.
The pair is suspected of using a handgun to rob two employees at a Carbondale convenience store on Feb. 16.
The identity of the driver of the vehicle and any possible charges they may face has not yet been released.