Authorities in Montrose are asking for the public's help identifying and locating a man suspected of attempted fraud.

Suspect Tried To Cash Fraudulent Check At Downtown Business

Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers via Facebook
Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers via Facebook

According to the Montrose County Sheriff's Office, the man tried to cash a fraudulent check at Dinero Rapido at 612 East Main Street in Montrose. Police were called to the scene, but the suspect ran away and escaped in a white Jeep Cherokee. A police officer was holding onto the passenger side door handle when the vehicle sped out of the parking lot.

The man had reportedly tried to cash a fraudulent check by using somebody else's identification. The suspect, wearing a black jacket and red cap, grey-colored jeans, and red training shoes, fled the scene and escaped to the Jeep Cherokee which was occupied by two other individuals.

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Authorities Seek Help To Identify the Suspect

Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers via Facebook
Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers via Facebook

Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify and, ultimately, locate the suspect in the photos. Anyone who thinks they can help in this case can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 970-249-8500, use the free mobile app P3Tips, or provide information on the P3Tips website. A tip that leads to an arrest could earn somebody a cash reward.

Montrose County Regional Crimestoppers reminds everyone that all persons of interest depicted in photos are "presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law." For more details on this and other cases, you can visit the Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers Facebook page.

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