Wednesday, June 22, 2005
robbing the WestStar Bank on March 21 of $132,000 while wearing badges similar to ones worn by staff at the ski shop where both men worked. Vail ski resort employees told police that Carroll and Prince used their ski passes to board a chair lift about one-quarter mile from the bank within minutes of the robbery. The next day, they drove 120 miles to Denver International Airport and tried to buy one-way tickets to Mexico, authorities said. A police officer recognized them from an FBI flyer and from their distinctive accents and arrested them. Investigators later found about $26,000 in a backpack in a trash can in an airport parking garage, and Carroll was carrying about $7,600 when he was arrested, according to an FBI affidavit. A man who lives near the bank found $1,000 in $1 bills on his property shortly after the robbery. The Australian press dubbed Carroll and Prince "Dumb and Dumber."