BRIGHTON, Colo. (KDVR) — Update: Police said they did not find the suspect and lifted the secure hold for nearby schools.

Earlier: Police are asking people to avoid the 1600 block of Bridge Street in Brighton while they actively investigate a bank robbery.

According to the Brighton Police Department, there is a large police presence near the 1600 block of Bridge Street. The area is southeast of Veterans Park.

Officers are actively investigating a bank robbery and searching for the suspect.

BPD described the suspect as:

  • 5-foot-7-inch tall man
  • Hispanic
  • Has face piercing, face tattoo and a goatee
  • Seen wearing a black hat that says “719” and jeans

BPD said nearby schools were placed on a secure hold as a precautionary measure but after clearing the area, the hold was lifted at 1:30 p.m. Officers urge everyone to avoid the area while they investigate.

If you spot the suspect, please call 911 immediately.