BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – Two banks were robbed in Broomfield on Friday morning and police are asking the public to keep an eye out for the suspects. The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Broomfield police.
A robber hit the FirstBank at 2155 West 136th Avenue at 9:57 a.m.READ MORE: 5 Great Colorado Places With Hikes To Enjoy Fall Colors
The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-5 to 5-9 in height with a stocky build. Witnesses estimated his age to be in the mid-30s. He had long, dark brown hair and dark eyes, and wore a purple button-down shirt, dark grey jacket, dark grey pants, black neck gaiter and a black beanie hat.
He may have been driving a gray Acura sedan.
Just more than a half hour later at 10:33 a.m., the Key Bank at 88 Lamar Street was held up.
This suspect was also a white man. He was thought to be 5-foot-7 to 5-9 with a thin build, and younger, perhaps in his 20s – 30s, with a thin face. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark grey jacket, black dress shoes, a yellow and black plaid button-down shirt, a maroon knitted hat, a maroon neck gaiter, and maroon gloves.READ MORE: Search Continues For Vaughn Fetzer, Hiker Who Went Missing In The Blanca Peak Area
Police said they’d like anyone who has a business with exterior security cameras in those areas to check them for suspicious activity and contact them if they have any footage that might be helpful in their investigation.
Investigation will continue throughout the day. If you have a business in the area please check your exterior security cameras for unusual activity.
— Broomfield Police (@BroomfieldPD) February 12, 2021
The police activity forced a lockout for a short time at the Broomfield library and Health and Human Services building of the City and County of Broomfield. Two Adams County schools near the FirstBank were also briefly on a lockout.MORE NEWS: Start Making Family Plans As Tickets Go On Sale For Holiday Productions At Denver Center For The Performing Arts
Broomfield PD is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations on the incidents. Bank robbery is a federal crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison for each offense – more if a weapon is used.