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Suspect arrested after bank robbery in Centennial

The bomb squad investigated a suspicious device at Key Bank on East Smoky Hill Road and determined it was not an explosive.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) announced they made an arrest in connection with a bank robbery that occurred in Centennial Tuesday morning.

The call came in at 10:21 a.m. for a report of a robbery at the Key Bank located at 20290 E. Smoky Hill Road, according to ACSO Public Information Officer Ginger Delgado.

The bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate a suspicious device that was left inside the bank, Delgado said. They determined the device was not an explosive and rendered it safe.

Smoky Hill Road was closed at Picadilly, and the bank and local businesses were evacuated. The sheriff's office said at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday that roads had re-opened.

The suspect, identified Thursday morning as 38-year-old Leonard Farrar, left with an undisclosed amount of money, the sheriff's office said. Farrar was taken into custody the ACSO investigators and the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, according to sheriff's office.

Farrar is being held on suspicion of aggravated robbery. His next court date is scheduled for Feb. 28.

The robbery and device investigation forced Key Bank to close for the day.

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