Law enforcement agencies locate afternoon bank robber along I-25

(Douglas, Wyo.) - On 05/02/16, at approximately 2:36 pm, the Douglas Police Department received a report of a robbery at Points West Bank in Douglas. A description of the suspect was aired to Converse County law enforcement and a search of the area ensued. Members of the Douglas Police Department, Converse County Sheriff’s Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the area. As a precaution,Douglas area schools and area businesses were placed on lockdown. During the extensive search of the immediate area and the remainder of the city, a suspect was located in a vehicle leaving the city and entering Interstate 25. The suspect was stopped on Interstate 25 by members of the Converse County Sheriff’s Department and Troopers from the Wyoming Highway Patrol and taken into custody without incident. Once it was determined that no further threat to safety existed, Douglas Schools were notified and the lockdown was lifted. The investigation is ongoing, therefore no suspect identification will be released at this time. #oilcity #news