OLATHE — The suspect in last week’s bank robbery in Olathe has been captured in Cañon City, the Olathe Police Department reported Wednesday. Police say the suspect was found hiding in a trash can Monday night.
Olathe police had been looking for 22-year-old Brittany N. Mason of Delta since Wednesday, Aug. 21, when she is suspected of robbing the Bank of Colorado at approximately 3:30 p.m., according to Olathe Police Chief Justin Harlan. According to police, Mason and Delta resident Justin Davenport is wanted for questioning in connection to the robbery. Mason and Davenport were arrested Monday, Aug. 25, with help from the FBI and Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Olathe police said officers with the Freemont County Sheriff’s Office and Cañon City Police, using cellular phone information, spotted the vehicle Mason and Davenport were traveling in and attempted to pull it over on Monday. But Mason and Davenport refused to stop and, ditching the vehicle, fled on foot. After a short foot chase, officers arrested Davenport; their hours-long search for Mason ended upon finding her hiding in a trash can at approximately 11:30 p.m. Police said Mason had been hiding in the trash can for possibly one-and-a-half hours.
The Olathe Police Department and with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are investigating last week’s robbery.
Witnesses at the bank told investigators that an unknown female allegedly brandished a weapon at a bank teller, along with a note demanding cash. The woman walked out of the back of the bank with $844 from the teller’s drawer, according to Harlan.
Mason faces charges of aggravated robbery, robbery and theft. It is not known what charges Davenport will face related to the robbery.