Armed suspect robs Compass Bank in Arvada; police say culprit fled in tan or gray metallic SUV

ARVADA, Colo. - Police in Arvada are searching for a robber who held up a Compass Bank at gunpoint Tuesday.

The robbery occurred at the Compass Bank branch at 8008 Yarrow Street, according to the Arvada Police Department.

Investigators said the suspect entered the bank with a gun and after obtaining the money, left through the parking lot of a nearby King Soopers store. The suspect next traveled southbound on Wadsworth Boulevard in a tan or gray metallic colored SUV with no rear license plate.

The suspect's gender was unknown, but witnesses described the culprit as possibly having light-colored skin and standing about 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a black, baggie, long-sleeved hooded shirt or coat with a white ring around the neck and black-colored pants, black shoes, large black and brown colored sunglasses and a purple scarf that covered his or her face.

The suspect appeared to be wearing a white glove on the left hand while holding the gun in his exposed right hand. The suspect brought with him or her a black bag for the money, described by one teller as being a see-through or thin material such as a laundry bag, authorities said.

Police said the gun appeared to be a black, semiautomatic style handgun with white lettering on the slide of the weapon. The barrel had a round tip, similar to a simulated pellet or BB style handgun.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact APD Detective Myles Heivilin at 720-898-6733.

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