No arrests made in Glenwood bank heist

No arrests have been made in a robbery of a west Glenwood Springs bank Monday.

Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson said Tuesday that the robbery occurred a few minutes before 5 p.m. Monday at Alpine Bank, 50891 U.S. Highway 6. No one was injured, he said.

Wilson would not discuss suspect descriptions, the amount of money taken or other details of the robbery, saying the case is under investigation by Glenwood police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Wilson said the same bank location was robbed about 10 years ago. He believes it was the last bank robbery in Glenwood Springs before Monday’s.

Wilson and Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said this week the economic downturn could result in an increase in crimes such as burglaries, thefts and break-ins.

Wilson said businesses prone to robbery and other such crimes “should be aware of the fact that economic times, when they do get tough, tend to draw out the worst in some people. I just think that people that otherwise might not be involved in criminal activity might be a little more likely to get involved.”

Vallario added, “It’s even more important to make sure we’re fully staffed and have enough deputies on the road.”


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