Colorado Springs police searching for Wells Fargo bank robber

May 20, 2013 Updated: May 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Colorado Springs police are looking for a bank robber near America the Beautiful Park downtown.

“We’re still just saturating the area trying to come up with this party,” police Lt. Thomas Harris said.

About 1:44 p.m., a heavyset man with a goatee robbed Wells Fargo Bank, 1800 S. Nevada Ave.

Harris said he hasn’t been able to confirm whether or not the robber was armed because officers are busy searching for the man.

“But I think you can assume at this point the person would be armed and dangerous,” he said.

After the robbery, the suspect got into a silver Chevrolet Suburban with unknown plate number and fled.

Harris said an officer tried to pull the suspect over on 8th and Brookside streets. But the robber refused to stop.

“Due to the speeds involved and so forth, we terminated that pursuit portion of it because it was extremely dangerous,” he said.

A short time later, another officer spotted the getaway vehicle near America the Beautiful Park, he said.

“We’ve got officers searching for the party,” he said.

Contact Daniel Chacon: 476-1623

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