Bank Robbery Search Leads To Traffic Backup On I-70

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – A bank robbery search in Arvada wound up creating traffic backups on Interstate 70 for a short time on Friday.

The situation on the interstate happened sometime before noon near the Kipling Parkway exit. Police activity closed down some lanes.

Officers say a TCF Bank on 55th Avenue was robbed.

arvada bank robbery 1 from arvpd Bank Robbery Search Leads To Traffic Backup On I 70

(credit: Arvada Police Department)

The department released two photos of the suspect, describing him as a white male, 20 to 40-years-old, with brown hair and a medium build. He is approximately 5-feet-9, 160 to 180 pounds, and was last seen wearing a dark jacket and a gray hoodie.

He was armed with a handgun.

The suspect fled the area on a white scooter with a red seat.

arvada bank robbery 2 scooter from arvpd Bank Robbery Search Leads To Traffic Backup On I 70

(credit: Arvada Police Department)

Officers followed a lead on the suspect to the area of I-70 and Kipling Avenue, where traffic was shut down for approximately 30 minutes, but were unable to located the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6774, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.

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