Saturday, January 29, 2011
Steamboat Springs 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.