Bank Employee & Second Man Arrested As Suspects In Bank Robbery
LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Longmont have arrested two men in a Longmont bank robbery.
The robbery happened about 9 a.m. on Friday at an Academy Bank inside a Walmart store on the 2500 block of Main Street.
Police used 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 22-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.
Ultimately they ended up arresting the 22-year-old bank employee Lizardo Alan Monje. Longmont police said after interviewing witnesses they obtained a search warrant of the Monje’s home. The money and other evidence related to the crime were recovered from the home.
They also arrested the alleged robber 22-year-old Frank David Gutierrez.
Both men are facing charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit theft over 20-thousand dollars.
Police are still asking witnesses to come forward.
They are not saying what the connection between the suspects is.