Eagle County police look for suspects in separate armed robberies, carjacking

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EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Eagle County law enforcement announced Tuesday they are searching for suspects in two unrelated armed robberies.

On Monday, at approximately 6:12 p.m., the Eagle County Police Department said it responded to a Comfort Inn at 285 Market St. on the report of a robbery in progress.

A man entered the Comfort Inn with a handgun, and used the weapon to demand money from the front desk clerk, said police.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and ran to a back parking lot at a City Market, said police. There, he was seen getting into the front passenger seat of a maroon and silver Subaru Outback with unknown license plates — the car was last scene heading west on Market Street.

Detectives described the suspect as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, wearing black clothing and a black covering over his face.

While law enforcement combed the area of the first robbery, the Vail Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call from a female, who reported her car was stolen at gunpoint.

The victim was washing her car at the Big Dog Car Wash at 660 Red Table Dr. in Gypsum when a man with a weapon approached her, and demanded money and her vehicle, said police.

The second suspect was also described as dressed in black clothing.

Police said he took the victim’s car and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim’s car was a 2011 white Subaru Outback station wagon with a purple and white Colorado “Respect Life” license plate — the plate number was 497 WAU.

Both the Eagle County Police Department and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said they are working together to identify and locate the two suspects.

The agencies asked anyone with information regarding either of these incidents to call 911 to alert local authorities.

They advised residents to not make direct contact with these individuals.

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