Updated: Sheriff’s Office investigates apparent armed robbery at Wells Fargo Bank
February 22, 2019
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent armed robbery Friday morning at the Wells Fargo Bank in Kimball Junction that may be linked to crimes in Wyoming and Colorado.
Lt. Andrew Wright said two men entered the bank at around 10:09 a.m. and produced a handgun. One of the suspects verbally demanded money. Wright said the bank employees complied.
Surveillance footage from the bank shows one of the suspects pointing the gun at a teller. No one was injured.
"We don't know if or how much money was taken," he said.
The suspects immediately left the area after the incident in a black, stolen 2015 Cadillac CTS with Colorado license plates, a Sheriff's Office press release stated. Authorities believe a woman may have been with the suspects. But, her involvement was unknown.
"We are trying to get information about the suspects and are working with surrounding businesses, as well as canvassing the area," Wright said.
It was unclear how many customers and employees were in the building at the time of the robbery. Wright said investigators are interviewing "multiple witnesses," which may include bystanders. Investigators with the FBI are assisting the Sheriff's Office.
"It's still pretty fresh," Wright said. "Banks usually have a pretty significant surveillance system in place, so part of the investigation will be reviewing that footage. We are working with Wells Fargo employees and anyone who was there to get all the information that we can to track down and figure out who these people are."
Authorities believe the suspects were also involved in an armed robbery in Cheyenne, Wyoming, around 4 a.m. Friday morning. According to a Facebook post from the Cheyenne Police Department, investigators are also exploring a possible connection to a homicide and carjacking around 2 a.m. in Denver.
Wright said the Summit County Sheriff’s Office as of Friday evening has been unable to confirm a link between the robbery suspects and the homicide in Denver.
“We have received information that this may be linked to the incident in Denver, but we don’t have official confirmation that the suspects involved in the robbery are the same group of people. We are awaiting the results of the investigation,” Wright said.
Anyone who sees the suspects is encouraged to call 911. They are considered armed and dangerous.