Friday, February 11, 2011
Steamboat Springs The case remains open, but there have yet to be any big breaks in the investigation of the Jan. 22 Strawberry Park Hot Springs armed robbery.
“All the leads have not led to the suspect,” Undersheriff Ray Birch said Friday. “They have not panned out.”
Birch said the Routt County Sheriff’s Office has received information from members of the public and other law enforcement agencies.
“Our investigators have followed up … and it turned out not to be our suspect,” Birch said. “We’ll keep the case open for some time still.”
They are looking for a white man from 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a slight build. During the robbery, the man was wearing a ski mask; a dark, hip-length coat; yellow and brown camouflage pants; and gloves.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the check-in area at the hot springs off Routt County Road 36 just before 11 p.m. Jan. 22 with a gun and demanded cash from the lone employee on duty. After getting about $800, the man told the employee to get on the floor. The man then pepper sprayed the employee and disabled the office phone before fleeing. No one was seriously hurt.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call investigator Mike Curzon at 970-870-5508 or Crime Stoppers at 970-870-6226. People who call Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.