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Bank Burglary May Be Linked To Employee Home Invasion

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)- The FBI is investigating whether a early morning burglary at a bank is linked to a home invasion of a bank employee.

The Wells Fargo bank at Federal and Belleview in Englewood was burglarized early this morning.

Witnesses said they knew something was wrong when they arrived for work because the parking lot was empty and police showed up with assault rifles about 8 a.m.

“Guys around all the exits with assault rifles and they put up a ladder and went up to the roof,” said witness Chris Lowery.

“They put a ladder up on the bank and went on the roof for 10 minutes looking around but evidently didn’t find anything important,” said witness Gary Johnson.

Witnesses said the heavy police presence lasted for a little over an hour.

No suspects were found inside the bank. By early afternoon police turned the building back over to the bank. The bank was closed most of the day but opened up for business in the afternoon.

FBI agents are also trying to figure out if an employee at that bank was targeted in a home invasion on West Floyd Avenue in Denver and whether that employee was forced to provide security codes.

Copter4 flew over an apartment complex where police in Denver were parked outside (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over an apartment complex where police in Denver were parked outside (credit: CBS)

Police in Denver confirm a home invasion did happen at the apartment and that it is being investigated as possibly being connected to another case.

Witnesses said the situation left them uneasy.

“Very uneasy. You don’t normally come to work and see six police cars and three officers walking around with assault rifles,” said Johnson.

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