Strawberry Park Hot Springs robbery investigation is ongoing


— The Routt County Sheriff’s Office still is working to identify a suspect in the Jan. 22 armed robbery at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

“Detectives are doing follow-up,” Undersheriff Ray Birch said Friday afternoon. “Right now, we could use any and all information from the public.”

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-colored, 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 Routt County Sheriff’s Office 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.


ftpheide 6 years, 3 months ago

Maybe if our new Sheriff , whom I very proud of, would employ some different investigators the odds of solving this case would improve. I realize it's only been a few days but these investigators didn't have a good "track record" from the previous administration.


jk 6 years, 3 months ago

Maybe if they stopped reporting to the press that the investigation is ongoing, and actually did some investigating, they might turn something up?? Good Ol' Boy Garrett kissin' up to the media with no results, as usual!!! With any luck this guy will pee on the sidewalk and our new sheriff will hear about it, second hand, and we will catch this guy.


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