Summit County Sheriff’s Office arrests Blue River armed robbery suspects
Ryan Summerlin January 1, 2014
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday it has arrested two men allegedly involved last week in an armed robbery near the town of Blue River.
Kasey J. Hill, 27, of Silverthorne, and Bryan K. Orr, 26, of Frisco, are facing aggravated robbery charges, a Class 3 felony, stemming from allegations that they held an individual at gunpoint, according to a Summit County Sheriff’s Office news release.
At about 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec 26, Breckenridge Police Department was dispatched to a call of a robbery with a weapon. The suspect vehicle was reportedly traveling northbound on Highway 9 after the call, and was subsequently stopped by Frisco Police Department. Frisco police officers located multiple weapons inside the vehicle.
When it was determined that the incident actually occurred south of Breckenridge, Summit County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation and impounded the vehicle.
Somewhere south of Breckenridge, the driver allegedly pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road, pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s identification and other items.
The victim reported that he flagged down the two men in a parking lot and asked them for a ride to his friend’s house in Blue River. Somewhere south of Breckenridge, the driver allegedly pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road, pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s identification and other items, the release stated. After the victim complied, the suspects drove him back to Breckenridge and dropped him off on south Main Street. The victim was able to get the license plate number of the vehicle and called 911.
“This is an example of the amazing level of teamwork that exists between law enforcement agencies here in Summit County,” said Summit County Sheriff John Minor in the release. “I’m always impressed by the cooperation exhibited by everyone involved, and in this case it helped pull the pieces of the case together.”
Bond for both men was set at $10,000, the release stated. Hill posted bond on December 27; Orr remains in custody.
Aggravated robbery is punishable by 4 to 12 years imprisonment in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to a $750,000 fine, the release stated.
The incident is still under investigation.
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