Aurora bank robber sought by FBI

Man armed with weapon, possible bomb

AURORA, Colo. - The FBI is looking for a bank robber who held of the Bank of the West Monday afternoon at 10401 E. Colfax Ave.

The suspect entered the bank at 2:26 p.m. armed with what appeared to be a machine gun or rifle, according to the FBI in Denver.

The suspect was described as a black male, in his 40s, approximately 5-feet 11-inches to 6-feet 1-inch in height, with a medium build.

Witnesses said they observed a possible explosive device strapped to the suspect's waist. The gunman  fled the area in a 1996 to 2001 white Ford Expedition or Explorer.

According to the FBI, the same man is suspected of robbing the Key Bank and 5225 Leetsdale Drive in Denver on May 23.

"This individual is considered armed and dangerous, do not approach, and notify law enforcement immediately," said Dave Jolly, FBI spokesman in Denver.

If anyone has any information on the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

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