Hand-grenade bank robbery in Denver

20 Apr

An SUV which authorities believe was used as a getaway car by a hand-grenade-toting bank robber has been found, the FBI said today.

FBI spokesman Dave Joly said the vehicle was recovered late Monday morning but was not searched by a bomb squad until Monday afternoon when a search warrant was obtained.

No hand grenades were recovered.

Joly also said the FBI believes they know who the robber is and are currently looking for him.

“We have focused the investigation on one individual,” said Joly.

The robber entered the Bank of the West, 7310 E. Arapahoe Road, about 9:40 a.m. Monday.

He showed the teller what appeared to be a green hand grenade and also gave the teller a note, which he later retrieved.

Joly said that a bank robber with a hand grenade is “not the norm for what we investigate in the Denver division of the FBI,” said Joly.

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