BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities have arrested two suspected armed robbers after they jumped from the emergency window of a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus to get away from officers earlier this week.

Cousins Nicholas Ameral and Benjamin Weeks, both 19, were apparently riding on the RFTA bus Tuesday morning.

Benjamin Weeks (credit: Garfield County)

Benjamin Weeks (credit: Garfield County)

People on the bus recognized them as wanted men in connection with a convenience store robbery in Carbondale on Feb. 16 and called police.

Nicholas Ameral (credit: Garfield County)

Nicholas Ameral (credit: Garfield County)

Officers from three police departments in Pitkin County pulled over the bus near the Arbaney Kittle trail near Basalt but the suspects jumped out and ran from the scene.

Ameral and Weeks were arrested in Garfield County.


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