Police on hunt for alleged Estes Park bank robbers

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NIWOT, Colo. — The Boulder County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking down two alleged Estes Park bank robbery suspects.

The incident happened just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 21.  An employee at the Bank of Estes Park, located in Niwot Market, called 9-1-1 saying two men had entered the bank and demanded money.  The suspects left the scene on foot and were tracked to an area east of the bank where investigators believe a getaway car had been waiting for them. Although police found the car, they were unable to locate the suspects.

Estes Park Bank robbery suspect

Estes Park Bank robbery suspect

Neighbors were alerted and asked to stay inside and lock their doors until it was deemed safe.  Niwot High School was placed on lock out to ensure the safety of the students and faculty who were inside the building at the time of the robbery.

The first suspect is described as 6-feet tall, large build.  Because his face was covered, his race and hair color are not known.  He was wearing a black and white striped sweater, a black hoodie, black pants and a skeleton mask.  He was carrying an umbrella and a bag.

Estes Park Bank robbery suspect

Estes Park Bank robbery suspect

The second suspect was not as tall as the first.  Again, his race and hair color are unknown.  He was wearing a pink coat, dark pants and had his face covered was covered with a ski mask.  Like the first suspect, he carried an umbrella and a bag.

If you have any information about the robbery you are encouraged to call the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department at 303-441-4444.   Crimestoppers is also offering a $2,000 reward for tips that may lead to an arrest and conviction.  You can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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