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Police working to identify suspect in Lakewood credit union robbery

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 17:46:21-05

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Police Department and the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force is asking for help identifying the suspect in a robbery at a credit union in Lakewood.

Investigators say around 5:45 Wednesday evening a male suspect entered the Canvas Credit Union branch at 7575 West 5th Avenue, pointed a handgun at tellers, and demanded money before running from the bank.

The suspect is described as between 5'6" and 6'0" tall with a medium build and dark eyes. He wore a black hat, facemask, jacket, gloves, and pants, and carried a green backpack.

Authorities say to be on the lookout for anyone matching the suspect's description, and to be aware of anyone who might have recently changed their spending habits or talked about suddenly coming into money.

Bank robbery is punishable by up to 20 years in prison for each offense, and more if a weapon is used in the crime.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171. You can also call CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP. If your tip leads to an arrest and conviction you could earn up to $2,000.