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Suspect arrested for bank robbery 

Released on Friday, November 18, 2022

Contact Information

  • Public Information Office, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950,

A suspect has been arrested for robbing a bank in north Fort Collins.

At 12:02 p.m. on November 18, 2022, Fort Collins 911 received a report that a man armed with a knife was actively robbing a bank in the 1800 block of North College Avenue. When officers arrived, the suspect was still inside the building. He came out and was safely taken into custody at 12:24 p.m. A knife was recovered from the scene. Nobody was injured during this incident.

The suspect was identified as David O’Brien, 26, of Fort Collins. O’Brien was booked into the Larimer County Jail on the following charges:

  • Aggravated robbery of a banking institution (class 3 felony)
  • Felony menacing – 2 counts (class 5 felony)
  • Theft - $2,000-$4,999 (class 6 felony)

“Thankfully, no one was physically hurt, but we cannot dismiss the traumatic ordeal experienced by the innocent victims in this case,” said Assistant Chief Tim Doran, who leads the Criminal Investigation Division. “If you threaten lives in our community, our officers will find you, and our judicial system will ensure you are held accountable for your actions.”

FCPS appreciates the rapid assistance of Larimer County Sheriff’s Office who also responded to this call. Anyone with information about this suspect or incident, who has not already spoken to police, can contact Detective Bryan Vogel at 970-416-2392.

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.