Police search for man who robbed Orchard Mesa bank

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Grand Junction police officers and bank employees gather outside the door of First National Bank of the Rockies on Orchard Mesa after the bank was robbed by an armed man Wednesday.

A suspect was on the loose after robbing an Orchard Mesa bank Wednesday evening.

The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 20 to 30.

He was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt after stealing an undetermined amount of money from First National Bank of the Rockies, 2775 Acrin Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

The robbery was reported via a panic alarm at the bank as well as by a bank employee around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The man displayed a handgun and demanded money from a bank teller, said Sgt. Jeff Davis.

No one was injured.

Davis said he did not know how many people were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Police Department at 242-6707 or Crime Stoppers at 241-7867.


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