Suspect accused of robbing bank, escaping in taxi, arrested

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Robert Estes was wanted in connection with two bank robberies in the metro area.

DENVER — A man the FBI said is accused of escaping custody and robbing two banks has been arrested, officials said.

Robert Gilmour Estes, 59, was originally wanted for failing to report to a halfway-house in Denver on Oct. 15.

The FBI said Estes robbed a US Bank in Denver and another in Englewood.

During the robberies, Estes would keep one hand tucked inside his sweatshirt as if it were a gun.  After one of the robberies, Estes left the scene in a taxi, police said.

Last week Marshals asked the public for help in finding Estes, who they said was dangerous.

Monday they tracked him to the Radiant Inn on East Colfax Avenue in Aurora. Estes was arrested without incident.

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication our fugitive investigators,” said Chief Deputy Kenneth Deal. “This violent bank robber is now again in custody where he no longer poses a risk to the community.”

Estes robbed a bank in 1995 with a gun. In 2003 he called in a fake bomb to rob another bank.

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