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July 27, 2017

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Bank robbery in Lyons

An unidentified man robbed the Bank of the West just after 3 p.m., fleeing with an undetermined amount of money

Lyons, Colo. - Just after 3 p.m. this afternoon, a man robbed the Bank of the West at 303 Main Street. The man made a verbal demand for money before going behind the teller counter to seize it. After seizing a yet-to-be-determined amount of drawer cash, the man fled the bank on foot. The man was last seen running northbound on 3rd Avenue. A subsequent search of the area by law enforcement, including with a sheriff's K-9, was unsuccessful.

The man appears to be a white male, approximately 5'4" tall, with a slender build, a buzz-cut-style haircut, and light facial hair. The man was dressed in a light gray shirt, black pants, black and white shoes, and was wearing a black baseball cap and aviator-style sunglasses. The man was also carrying a dark gray backpack with black straps. Surveillance photos from the bank depicting the man are included below.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Dave Salaman at (303) 441-3643. Anyone who would like to provide information but remain anonymous may contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting in the investigation.

The case number associated with this robbery investigation is 17-4382.

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Lyons Bank Robbery Suspect

/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner
Public Information Officer