Two Suspects Indicted for Attempted Armed Robbery of Palisade Bank
KREX News Room
PALISADE, Colo. - Federal authorities say they've arrested two men for trying to rob Palisade's National Bank.
Two men, Jose Jimenez and Bryan Morrow, have been indicted for attempted armed bank robbery.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jimenez was arraigned in Denver Thursday.
Morrow is being held on unrelated charges, and is expected to make his first court appearance in Grand Junction next week.
According to authorities, the two men tried to rob the bank in Palisade on August 20, 2011.
During the attempt, one of the suspects disarmed a Palisade police officer, who then ran outside to radio for more help.
The suspect chased after the officer, but in doing so, locked himself out of the bank which protected the people and money inside.
At the time, the officer who gave up his gun to the suspect was criticized for leaving the bank full of potential hostages.
No one was injured in the foiled plan.
The Palisade Police Department worked with the FBI to track down the two suspects.
If convicted, both men face up to 25 years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.