October 1, 2015 12:01 pm by Jann Scott, under , . 0 Comments

Chase Bank robbery suspect arrested early this morning
 After several leads, Boulder Police were able to locate a suspect they believe was involved in Monday’s, Sept. 28th robbery at Chase Bank, 3325 18th Street.  At that time, he placed a duffel bag on the counter claiming there was a bomb inside and demanded Reed mug shotmoney.

Robert Reed  ( Rob or Robbie to his friends) is a long time Boulder resident. He has had a long history of drug addiction. alcoholism  and mental illness. He has been in and out of Jail here in Boulder . Everytime he drank or got high he got in trouble. He is well known to Boulder police and to Boulder County mental health.  Everyone tried to help him. When sober he is a happy go lucky guy. But when he drinks or does drugs, the worst comes out in him. Off drugs and alcohol he could manage his life with help. But now he has robbed a bank. Was it a cry for help ??  Knowing Robbie they way we do… probably so. Either ,that or he was in a drug induced blackout .  We are sure Rob is glad that he got caught and stopped. He needs help. He needed to be stopped before he hurt someone.   He is the classic case and reason why we need more alcohol drug treatment in Boulder. Certainly he will get it in Boulder country Jail which doubles as a mental hospital. Will he get it in the Federal Penitentiary where he is headed??

The suspect is identified as Robert John Reed, DOB 05/23/1969.  He was found inside the residence of an acquaintance in the 3000 block of 29th Street, at approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, hiding inside a closet.  He offered slight resistance, but eventually complied and was taken into custody. Reed was booked into the Boulder County Jail on three active felony warrants, Aggravated Robbery, failing to register as a Sex Offender and Obstructing a Peace Officer.  His mug shot is attached.

The case number is 15-12530.

The Boulder Police Department would like to take this opportunity thank those individuals who called in with information on this case.  This type of community partnership is imperative in helping us solve crimes.

Police are asking anyone who may have additional information on this case to call Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website atwww.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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