Leads sought in Eagle County armed robberies

Authorities in Eagle County are seeking leads in back-to-back armed robberies that occurred Monday evening, with one case also involving a carjacking.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Eagle police were dispatched at 6:12 p.m. to the Comfort Inn for a report of a robbery in progress. A man described as being between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-1 and wearing black clothing, including a black covering on his face, reportedly brandished a handgun and demanded money from the front-desk clerk, then ran to the back parking lot of the Eagle City Market. He was seen getting into the front passenger seat of a maroon and silver Subaru Outback, with unknown plates, that headed west on Market Street.

While agencies searched the area for that vehicle, dispatchers received a report of a car theft at the Big Dog Car Wash in Gypsum. The female caller said she was washing her car when a man, also described as being dressed in black, wielded a gun and demanded money and her car. He fled in the 2011 white Subaru Outback station wagon in an unknown direction. The vehicle has purple-and-white Colorado “Respect Life” license plates, reading 497WAU.

Authorities ask that anyone with information on the incidents or seeing either vehicle not make contact with the vehicles or subjects and instead call 911.


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