Wells Fargo bank robbed in Boulder; suspect John Stewart Montgomery arrested, police say

BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police said they made an arrest in a robbery at a Wells Fargo bank Monday.

The robbery occurred at 12:09 p.m., at the Wells Fargo bank branch at 1420 Canyon Blvd.

Officers said John Stewart Montgomery, 59, faces a charge of aggravated robbery after a bank teller told police that he approached her in the bank and said that he had a gun.

According to investigators, Montgomery demanded cash, and the teller complied. He fled the bank on foot as soon as he received the money.

During the robbery, no weapon was displayed and no one was injured, police said.

Working from a description provided by witnesses, a Boulder police officer responding to the call spotted a man a few blocks from the bank that matched the suspect's description.

Based on statements given to police by Montgomery and evidence that investigators recovered, police said they believe that Montgomery committed the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or 800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com.

Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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