Denver man 
goes on trial 
in bank heist

A Denver man also suspected of bank robberies in Clifton and Colorado Springs went on trial this week in connection with a robbery at US Bank in Glenwood Springs.

Jury selection concluded Tuesday and opening arguments were presented the same day in the case of Mark Douglas Osterloo, 47. Investigators say he robbed the US Bank on Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs on April 27, 2012, and robbed the Alpine Bank in Clifton the prior day.

An arrest warrant was issued for Osterloo in connection with the Glenwood incident following his arrest in connection with bank robberies on June 4 and June 14, 2012, in Colorado Springs. Springs police said at the time that the break in the case came when a witness to the second robbery provided a license plate number leading investigators to Osterloo.

Investigators at the time also cited similarities in the actions and appearance and clothing of the robber in the four robberies. In each case he didn’t use force or display a weapon, although he indicated he had one.

At the time of his 2012 arrest, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office publicly named Osterloo a person of interest in the Clifton robbery. An arrest warrant was signed for one count of aggravated robbery this May in connection with that case, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release in May. The warrant says cellphone records show he traveled from Denver to Mesa County the day of the Clifton robbery, and left immediately after it occurred.

Osterloo had been housed in the Mesa County Jail but was transferred to the Garfield County Jail for the trial.


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