Laramie police search for armed bank robber

Dec 29, 2011

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Laramie bank at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon.

A bearded man wearing a black cowboy hat and wielding a chrome or silver-colored pistol robbed the First National Bank on Grand Avenue before leaving on foot.

Laramie Police Commander Mitchell Cushman said it was a low-key robbery. No one was injured, and some people in the bank didn’t even realize it was happening.

Cushman says that’s not the work of a nervous amateur.

“He didn’t reveal any type of facials by looking upwards into the cameras. And so, part of his disguise, with the hat, blocked a lot of his features and so I would think that he’s practiced.”

Cushman says the man was about 40 years old, six-feet-tall and was thought to be driving a dark-colored PT Cruiser.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call Laramie Police at 721-2526.