Wells Fargo Bank robbed

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A man robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 2251 Broadway of an undisclosed amount of money shortly before 6 p.m. Friday.

Grand Junction police searched the area around the bank after the robbery but had not found the suspect as of 10 p.m. Friday.

Three employees were inside the bank when a white man wearing a No. 16 Jake Plummer Broncos jersey, sunglasses, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap entered the bank just before closing time and brandished a gun, according to Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras.

The man weighed approximately 160 pounds and wore a red or light-brown wig with short brown or black hair visible beneath the wig, Porras said.

No one was injured during the robbery, she said.

Whether the man arrived in a vehicle or ran to a vehicle from the scene was not known immediately after the incident, Porras said.

But police believe he ran southeast from the bank.

A sign posted on the doors of the bank said the bank was “unexpectedly closed due to an emergency” and would “reopen as soon as possible.”

Customers with questions can call 1-800-TO-WELLS.

Friday’s bank robbery marked the third in about a two-month span locally.

Stephen Joseph Erichsen, suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Clifton on June 13, was arrested the same day.

Mitchell Lee Reeves was arrested on suspicion of robbing a Vectra Bank near Mesa Mall in May.

Anyone with information about Friday’s robbery can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 241-STOP.


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