CENTENNIAL, Colo. (KDVR) — Deputies in Centennial continue to search for a suspect that fled the scene of a bank robbery.

Police evacuated the bank and nearby businesses due to a bomb threat, but have determined the bomb was fake, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office public information officer said.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a bank robbery at the Key Bank located at 20290 East Smoky Hill Road in Centennial around 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Once deputies arrived on scene, the suspect fled from the bank. Deputies are currently searching the surrounding area for him.

The bomb squad was on scene to assist deputies after the suspect left a device in the bank, according to ACSO. It was discovered later that the device was not an explosive.

ACSO said the bank remains closed and that the suspect fled with an unknown amount of money.

The suspect is described as:

  • White man
  • 6 feet tall
  • Thin build
  • Wearing a dark gray or black hoodie, gray cargo pants, white shoes, and a mask
  • Carrying a blue Walmart bag
  • Key Bank robbery suspect
  • Bank-robbery-car

The suspect is believed to have driven away in an early 2000s tan Honda Accord.

Due to the search, Smoky Hill Road was closed at Picadilly Street but was reopened around 1:40 p.m.

If you see the suspect, call 911 immediately. Deputies are asking everyone to stay out of the area.