Police looking for Vectra Bank robber

Grand Junction police officers pull crime scene tape across the entrance to Vectra Bank, 2394 F Road, after a robbery at the bank around noon Friday. Police are looking for a white male about 25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and with a thin build who drove away in a white cargo van with red stripes across the back.

Grand Junction police Friday were looking for a man who robbed a bank near Mesa Mall and fled in a white van.

The robber walked into Vectra Bank, 2394 F Road, just before noon and demanded money without displaying a weapon, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said. Initial reports indicated he placed the money in a white grocery bag.

Porras said there were six or seven employees but no customers inside the bank at the time of the holdup.

Police described the robber as a white male, approximately 25 years old, 5-foot-7 with a thin build. He was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans.

Porras said he left in a full-size, white cargo van with a pair of windows on the rear doors and short red stripes on the rear doors near the bumper. She said the stripes may be reflective tape.

Authorities aired a description of the van to surrounding law-enforcement agencies.

The van reportedly was last seen heading west on F Road toward U.S. Highway 6&50.

Detectives strung yellow tape around the bank entrance about 30 minutes after the robbery. A sign was taped to the front door saying the bank was closed.

Porras said officers would review surveillance tapes to try to glean more information about the robber.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-STOP. Tipsters can send information via the Web at http://www.241stop.com or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) with the word TIP729 in the message.


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