Band-Aid, tissue DNA help identify suspected Castle Rock bank robber

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - A piece of Band-Aid wrapper and a tissue helped Castle Rock police identify a suspect in a January bank robbery.

Police said the Key Bank, at 4535 Milestone Lane, was robbed on Jan. 19.  Investigators viewed surveillance video of the robbery and determined the robbery suspect had walked to the bank from a nearby Walmart.

Castle Rock Detective Kal Collins obtained surveillance video from Walmart which showed the suspect using a Band-Aid and tissue, which were recovered.

The evidence was sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, which worked with Castle Rock Police by expediting the lab work. The CBI found a DNA match, leading to Scott Allen Brasselero, 46, of Pueblo, police said.

Brasselero is currently being held in the Fremont County Jail on unrelated prescription fraud charges, police reported. He is suspected of other crimes in Douglas County, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Arapahoe County, they said.

Castle Rock detectives are filing the final paperwork in preparation of arresting Brasselero on suspicion of the local bank robbery.

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