An armed robbery suspect is still on the loose in Grand Junction. Police are looking for a man who walked into the Check Into Cash with a gun and demanded money.
Employees at the Check Into Cash tell me they are trained to know what to do in a robbery when they are hired, but they obviously hope it never happens.
The business opened Tuesday as usual, but employees locked the door and had to let customers in.
Some of the other businesses in the Rimrock Shopping Center say they closed early Monday after the robbery but are also back to normal operations Tuesday.
Meanwhile the Grand Junction Police Department wants to remind all employees not to try and be heroes in these situations. Police just ask you to comply with the robbers demands and pay attention to what is going on.
“The most important thing that anyone can do when a crime is happening is be a good witness,” public information coordinator for GJPD, Kate Porras said. “And that means to take the time to get a very good description of what the person looks like, what they're wearing the things that they say. When they leave the business, which direction did they go? Did they get into a car? Were they on foot? Was there anyone else with them?”
The handgun the robber used was found behind Einstein’s Bagels just a few shops down from the Check Into Cash business.
The man's described as white, in his 20's and about 140 pounds. He was wearing a grey hoodie with silver designs, dark sunglasses, and had no facial hair.
A sergeant with GJPD says he walked into the business with a handgun, demanded money and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A canine unit also searched the scene earlier in the day, but came up empty.
Police say people often assume that video surveillance is the one thing that helps police catch suspects, but GJPD says that's not always the case, although it can be a useful tool if businesses have one in good working order.