EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. - A man already in police custody has been identified as a suspect connected to a stolen Subaru found in Rifle last Saturday.
The car was found after a resident contacted the police with the information that an unfamiliar vehicle had been left unattended for several days. It is believed to be the same car that was stolen at gunpoint from a woman at a car wash in Gypsum.
On Feb. 10, police responded to a Comfort Inn in Eagle, where it was reported that a male person with his face covered had robbed the front desk at gunpoint.
"He left the Comfort Inn on foot running to the back parking lot of City Market in Eagle, where he was seen getting into the front passenger seat of a maroon and silver Subaru Outback," said Jessie Mosher from the Eagle County Sheriff's office. "The vehicle was then seen heading west on Market Street."
Shortly after that incident, police received the emergency call from a woman at the Big Dog Car Wash in Gypsum, who said a man had stolen her white 2011 Subaru Outback at gunpoint while she was washing it.
The two events appear to be connected, and police currently have one man in custody. Forest Mangus, 31, of Rifle is being held on three felony charges including aggravated robbery, menacing and motor vehicle theft.
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Eagle Police Department are seeking any information that may lead to the second suspect in this investigation.
If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.