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Armed robberies hit Eagle and Gypsum

Contact: Captain Bill Kaufman, Public Information Officer, 970-376-7029 or  

Feb. 11, 2014 - On Feb. 10 at approximately 6:12 p.m., the Eagle Police Department was dispatched to the Comfort Inn in Eagle at 285 Market Street for the report of a robbery in progress.

It was reported that a male entered the Comfort Inn brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the front desk clerk. The male party is described as being between 5’10” and 6’1” tall and wearing black clothing including some form of black covering on his face. He left the Comfort Inn on foot and ran to the back parking lot of City Market in Eagle where he was seen getting into the front passenger seat of a maroon and silver Subaru Outback. The vehicle was then seen heading west on Market Street.

As agencies canvassed the area for the vehicle, Vail Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a car theft at the Big Dog Car Wash, located at 660 Red Table Drive, in Gypsum. The female caller reported that, while washing her car, a male approached her, brandished a gun and demanded money and her car. The male party was also described as being dressed in black. The male took the victim’s car and left the area in an unknown direction of travel.

Both the Eagle Police Department and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are looking for two vehicles involved in the incidents:

  • A maroon and silver Subaru Outback with unknown plates.
  • A 2011 white Subaru Outback station wagon with Colorado “Respect Life” (purple and white) license plates: 497WAU.

Investigations are ongoing, and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office asks that, if you see either of these vehicles or have any information regarding the incidents, you do not make contact with the vehicles or the subjects but call 911 to alert local authorities.