Armed suspect in Longmont bank robbery shot and killed by police

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 11, 2020

LONGMONT, Colo. — The armed fugitive in a bank robbery in Longmont on Saturday was shot and killed by Lakewood police at a motel early Sunday morning.

Thomas Charles Snyder II robbed a Bank of the West branch, located near 5th Avenue and Coffman Street, around 11:45 a.m., according to a bulletin from the Longmont Police Department.

Police found Snyder barricaded in a motel room in Wheat Ridge early Saturday. Responding SWAT officers, including two from Lakewood, entered the room and Snyder refused to drop a weapon, police said. The two Lakewood officers shot Snyder, killing him.

On Saturday, Snyder was armed with a handgun when he fled in a white 2019 Kia Optima with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The Kia was reported stolen from Enterprise Sales earlier in the day.

He had a warrant out for his arrest for escaping parole on an original conviction of robbery.