Robbery Suspect Tied Up Bank Employee In Longmont

Robber Used Duct Tape To Bind Teller

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Longmont continue to search for a bank robber who tied up an employee of the bank on Friday.

The robbery happened about 9 a.m. at an Academy Bank inside a Walmart store on the 2500 block of Main Street.

Police are using dogs to try to sniff out the robbery suspect in the neighborhood where he ran to. An investigator made plaster casts of evidence left along the robber’s trail.

Investigators said the robber threatened the 23-year-old employee with a knife.

“The suspect produced a bowie knife, took him into a back room of the bank, duct taped him and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money,” said Longmont Police Dept. Commander Jeff Satur.

It took 25 minutes before someone discovered the duct-taped victim. He was otherwise uninjured.

“The next employee who was working that day showed up. She opened up the office and found him in the office,” said Satur.

Investigators are viewing surveillance video of the robber.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set Asian or Hispanic man in his mid-20s. He’s about 5’6″ tall with a medium complexion, and an Abe Lincoln-style beard, with no mustache. The robber was wearing a large black Eskimo-type jacket with a fur-lined hood, black jeans and white tennis shoes.


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