WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Three suspects were being sought by police after an armed bank robbery Friday morning and they might be connected to other robberies, the Wheat Ridge Police Department said.
Friday’s robbery happened at a Wells Fargo branch at 3490 Youngfield St. at about 11:40 a.m., police said.
Two armed men entered the bank wearing hooded jackets and bandannas over their faces, witnesses told police One suspect was armed with a handgun and the other had a large knife.
The suspects hopped over the counter and one forced two bank tellers into the vault at knifepoint, while the other suspect held other bank employees at gunpoint, police said.
A witness told police they saw a red Jeep Cherokee near the bank with what appeared to be a third suspect, who was dressed like the two men inside the bank.
When the driver of the Jeep noticed the witness on a cellphone, he got out and pointed a gun at the witness, police said.
The suspects fled in the Jeep, which was last seen on state highway 58 going westbound toward Golden, witnesses told police.
The suspects left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Jeep has a Colorado license plate of 647-SUF and was found to be a stolen vehicle from Denver, police said.
No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, police said. The suspects may be related to other bank robberies in the metro area.
The stolen Jeep has not yet been found.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Wheat Ridge Police Department at 303-237-2220 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.