Pair Arrested In String of Springs Bank Robberies

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A man and woman have been charged with several bank robberies in the Colorado Springs area following their arrest in Pueblo.

On Friday, June 7, Colorado Springs Police say they were notified of two people arrested in Pueblo in connection with an attempted ATM break-in.

Casey T. Fernau, 28, and Emma K. Lasek, 22, were already suspects in an ongoing investigation by the CSPD Robbery Unit for two bank robberies, one attempted bank robbery and a car-jacking over the past month.

Both are in custody on a $500,000 bond and charged with the aggravated robbery of Key Bank, 3605 Hartsel Drive on Friday, May 10; attempted aggravated robbery of TCF Bank at 5470 E Woodmen Road on Sunday, June 2 and the aggravated robbery of TCF Bank, 7239 N. Academy Blvd. on Sunday, June 2.

Fernau was armed during the robberies and police say Lasek has been identified as the getaway driver in all the cases.

The duo will also be charged with the armed car-jacking robbery of a woman on May 10 - just prior to the robbery of Key Bank - and stealing a motorcycle on June 2 - prior to the TCF Bank robberies.

Additionally police say they have identified Lasek as the suspect in the deployment of a military-grade smoke grenade which was activated as a diversion near the intersection of Woodmen Road and Lexington Drive.

This investigation, police say, remains open and active. If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.

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