Six tied up in Carbondale bank robbery
A robber escaped from a Carbondale bank Saturday after leaving five employees and a customer bound inside, authorities say.
According to Carbondale police information distributed by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, a man entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 1201 Highway 133 just before closing time at 4 p.m. and threatened the employees and a customer with a handgun.
He forced them behind the counter and on their knees and bound their hands behind their backs.
He then stole an employee’s vehicle, which was later recovered. Minutes after he left, an employee was able to break free. He told a family member, who was waiting in the parking lot to pick him up, to leave the area due to the robbery and call 911.
The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet 8 inches, 150 pounds, with dark sunglasses, and wearing a possible long straight black wig and possible fake mustache. He was dressed in a long-sleeve gray shirt, gray pants and black shoes.
Carbondale and Glenwood Springs police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are processing the scene and the recovered vehicle.
Carbondale police dispatched the Garfield County Victim Response team to assist the robbery victims.