AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police on Monday morning arrested a bank robbery suspect deemed armed and dangerous.
According to police, Robert Gilmour Estes, 59, robbed two banks in the Denver metro area last week. Surveillance cameras inside a King Soopers captured one of the robberies in progress.
After working around the clock, U.S. Marshals determined Estes was staying at the Radiant Inn located at 10950 East Colfax Avenue in Aurora. They identified Estes at the hotel and took him into custody without incident.
“Thanks to the hard work and dedication our fugitive investigators,” Chief Deputy Kenneth Deal said in a statement. “This violent bank robber is now again in custody where he no longer poses a risk to the community.”
Estes was released from an Englewood prison but failed to report to a halfway house in Denver. It’s believed he robbed two banks and used taxicab as his getaway car.
Authorities had been searching for Estes for a couple of weeks. He is now in federal custody.
If found guilty, Estes could face up to 20 years in prison for each of the robberies.