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Police artist sketch of robbery suspect

Still on the Loose!

Police are searching for a male suspect who tried to rob a clerk at the Ace Cash Express at 3350 Arapahoe Ave. a little after 10:00 a.m. today.

The suspect approached the clerk and began a transaction. The female clerk was working behind protective glass and as she reached for his money through the small opening in the glass, the suspect grabbed her fingers and held on to her, demanding the cash she had been counting for him.

The suspect was bending the victim’s fingers back toward the glass during this conversation. She could not free herself from his grip, but he let go suddenly when he saw an unidentified male walk past the windows outside of the business. The suspect then ran away on foot, westbound on Arapahoe Ave.

A sketch of the suspect is attached. The suspect is described as:

· White male in his early 40s
· Curly, light-brown hair that was combed back, curly below the jaw line and in back
· 5’5”
· Medium build
· Wearing green shorts; shorts had either paint or drywall mud or bleach on them
· Dull white T-shirt

Police conducted a search of nearby businesses and a sweep of the bike path, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Paramedics checked the victim’s hand at the scene and it does not appear that she was seriously injured.

Anyone with information about this attempted robbery or who may recognize the suspect is asked to contact Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. 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 at www.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.