Robbers hit AEDC Credit Union

Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 1:00am

Police began looking for a bank robber last night following a holdup at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Federal Credit Union at 6201 Centennial Blvd. and 62nd Avenue. The robbery occurred around 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

According to officer Tom Hamlett, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound black male in his mid-20s entered the Federal Credit Union at 4:16 p.m. The suspect, who was wearing a below-the-waist black leather coat and a red stocking cap, handed a note over the counter informing the cashier that he was carrying a weapon. Yet, the weapon was never displayed.

The suspect, who was not wearing a face mask, left nothing behind; he even took the note.

Police are looking for a second person involved in the robbery. A 250-pound white male, between the ages of 25 and 30, was waiting a block away from the bank on New York Avenue. An alert neighbor informed the police about a suspicious-looking individual who left in a silver Lincoln Towncar. The car is an early 80s model with a leather top.

The east police sector has been looking for such a car since yesterday morning when it was allegedly traded for crack cocaine.

At the time of the robbery about four or five employees and as many customers were in the bank building. The FBI knows how much money was stolen but did not divulge that information. Customers did not know what was going on until the suspect ran out of the building.

After the commotion, bank employees posted a sign that read,

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