The Glenwood Springs man who pleaded guilty in November to robbing an El Jebel bank twice in less than four months also admitted to robbing a Glenwood check-cashing business in 2011 and earlier this year, a prosecutor said Friday.
Jeremy Harmon, 38, is to be sentenced in January for robbing the Vectra Bank in March and again in June. In pleading guilty to those crimes, he also admitted to robbing an employee of the since-closed Check Into Cash business on Grand Avenue, said Jim Leuthauser, chief deputy district attorney in Garfield County.
In October 2011, the employee was walking back to the business after going to a bank when Harmon snatched a bank bag from the worker and rode off on a bicycle, Leuthauser said.
He robbed the same business in May, walking in and demanding money. He wore a ski-garb disguise similar to what he used in the Vectra Bank hold-ups, Leuthauser said. He got away with about $3,750 in both cases.
It’s unknown how much Harmon stole in the Vectra Bank robberies, though at one point he was charged with felony theft of under $2,500. Most of the money he stole in June was recovered from his truck, police said.
Before charging Harmon in the Glenwood crimes, the Garfield County District Attorney’s Office “was waiting to see what was going to transpire over in Eagle County,” Leuthauser said. The El Jebel bank is in Eagle County.
Harmon on Nov. 21 pleaded guilty to one count of felony robbery. The one count was used for all four crimes as a way to expedite the cases and get an all-encompassing sentence, Leuthauser said.
Harmon is currently free on bond.