Denver police catch bank robbery suspects
November 19, 2009
Credit union robbery stopped
Two suspects were arrested while attempting to rob the West Denver Community Credit Union, 3299 W. Alameda Ave. in Denver. (November 19, 2009)
DENVER - Police arrested two suspects who they say tried to rob a credit union early Thursday morning.
Reports said the manager of West Denver Community Credit Union arrived for work before 7:00 a.m. at 3299 W. Alameda Ave.
Police on the scene said she started entering an access code when a man with a gun approached her, and said he was going to rob the credit union.
Officers said she resisted and ran toward a bus bunch for help from a man who was there, but the Denver Post reports that he pulled a gun on her, too. Police said he was an accomplice.
But when the manager's first code was interrupted, a distress call was sent to a security company automatically. Police told the Post when the manage was forced to enter a code at gunpoint, she used a distress code.
People on West Alameda saw what was happening, and called 911. Police arrived quickly, surrounded the building, and captured the suspects.
The credit union manager was not hurt.