AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A man was arrested by Aurora police and the FBI for allegedly robbing a bank on Friday.

Police said shortly before 10:40 a.m. the TCF Bank located at 15350 East 6th Avenue was robbed by a man that passed a note to the teller.

“Witnesses were able to give police two vehicle descriptions that were seen leaving the area immediately following the robbery. A few minutes later a vehicle matching one of the descriptions was seen by an officer at the TCF Bank located 1150 South Buckley Road,” Sgt. Cassidee Carlson said in a prepared statement. “Officers surrounded the bank and were able to see a male inside that appeared to match the description given by witnesses. Employees were safely evacuated and a short time later the male was arrested without incident. This bank was not robbed.”

Carlson said a short distance away a second man was arrested in a different vehicle. He was identified as Thomas Peels, 41.

“At the early stages of this investigation the male that was inside the bank on South Buckley Road is not being charged in connection to this case,” Carlson said.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at (303) 629-7171; or remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling CrimeStoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).


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