The Denver Post
Aurora police had information that a bank robber was in one of a group of vehicles stopped at Iliff Avenue and Buckley Road Saturday night when they stopped traffic and pulled a number of people out of cars, handcuffing and questioning them, said police spokesman Frank Fania.
Fania admitted that taking motorists from their cars en-masse was unusual. "I have been doing this for 24 years and I don't ever remember a situation like that."
Police arrested a man taken from one of the vehicles, he said.
"Somebody made a quick decision to stop all of them and hold them and figure out what they were going to do next. We didn't have a vehicle description, we didn't even have his race."
The robber was wearing a mask when he walked into the Wells Fargo branch at 15301 East Hampden Ave. about 10 minutes before the bank's 4 p.m. closing time.
Not everyone taken from 19 cars at the intersection was put in handcuffs, Fania said. "I don't know why certain ones were and others were not," he said.
Police reportedly searched the cars as well.
Traffic was stopped at the Buckley intersection about 30 minutes after the robbery and held for about two hours.
I'm only a little surprised... and very concerned. Seems like innocent people could've been hurt by a pissed off cop when they refused to allow their car to be searched. What kind of poop would've hit the fan if a handcuffed citizen got shot by the bad guy? What if someone was legally CC their firearm?