A man forced his way into the Alpine Bank branch in West Glenwood on Thursday morning. He followed an employee inside as she unlocked the door, reports suggest.
The man fled after setting down a “suspicious-looking package.” The bank was evacuated. A bomb squad cleared the box the man left.
Glenwood Springs Chief of Police, Terry Wilson, confirmed the man was able to steal some money, although it’s unknown at this point how much.
Authorities are actively searching for the man.
Glenwood Springs Middle School was on lockdown. Two Rivers Community School was on lock-in until early Thursday afternoon.
Aspen Public Radio will be following this story as it emerges.