Just after 3 p.m., on Thursday, July 20, a lone man robbed the Bank of the West at 303 Main Street here in Lyons. The suspect made a verbal demand for money before going behind the teller's counter to seize the cash. After grabbing cash, the suspect fled the bank on foot. The robber was last seen fleeing northbound on

Third Avenue. A subsequent search of the area by law enforcement, including with a sheriff's K-9 unit, was unsuccessful.

The suspect appears to be a white male, approximately 5'4" tall, with a slender build, a buzz-cut-style haircut, and light facial hair. He was dressed in a light gray shirt, black pants, black and white shoes, and was wearing a black baseball cap and aviator-style sunglasses. He was also carrying a dark gray backpack with black straps.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dave Salaman at (303) 441-3643. Anyone who would like to provide information but remain anonymous may contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting in the investigation. The case number associated with this robbery investigation is 17-4382.

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