FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deputies Searching for Suspect in Armed Robbery
Contact: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer 970-729-2028
August 19, 2016 – (San Miguel County, CO) – San Miguel County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery incident that occurred yesterday afternoon on Last Dollar Road outside of Telluride.
The victim told Deputies he was unable to notify authorities until today because his cell phone and car keys were stolen and he was stranded.
Deputies have issued what’s called a “BOLO” or “Be On the Look Out” for the suspect who is described as a white male, 5 feet 1o inches tall, dirty blonde hair not quite shoulder length, last seen wearing a red ball cap with a light pink or white logo, black t-shirt with orange logo on front, dark sunglasses with dark frames. He’s described as having a moustache and unshaven with sunken cheeks and weathered, chapped lips.
The vehicle he was last seen driving is a 1998 to 2000 white Dodge pickup with an extended cab and no front license plate. Vehicle said to have a black grill and a gray front bumper.
Weapon possibly used was a 22 caliber semi-automatic handgun, possibly a Ruger Buckmark.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see someone who meets the suspect’s description or a vehicle that meets the vehicle description, please call the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 970-728-1911 ext. 1.
Items stolen include a small black backpack containing car keys to a Ford Focus, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smart phone, and $500 cash.
The incident occurred on Last Dollar Road approximately seven miles north of Telluride.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, located in Telluride, Colorado and established in 1883, serves 7,800 residents and countless visitors across the 1,288 square miles of San Miguel County. Sheriff Bill Masters has been serving as the county’s elected Sheriff since 1980.