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Robbery of Bank of the West in Arvada

FBI Denver December 16, 2009
  • Special Agent Amy E. Sanders (303) 630-6060

On Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the Bank of The West located at 5805 Carr Street, Arvada, Colorado.

A lone white male entered the bank and verbally demanded money from the victim teller. Fearing for her life, the victim teller complied, removed cash from her drawer and handed the cash to the robber. The robber was last seen leaving the bank east bound on foot.

The r obber is described as a white male, late 30's to early 40's, 5'7", thin build, wearing a red construction hard hat, black hoodie-style sweat shirt under a black thigh length jacket, dark pants, and dark shoes.

Please see the below photographs of the bank robbery suspect.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison term for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.

If anyone has any information on this bank robbery or the bank robber described above, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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