On the back of a large number of high-powered narcotics stolen from an Aspen ski patrol shack last month, three safes containing as much as $10,000 in cash were stolen late Sunday night or early Monday morning from the ticket office at Aspen Highlands reports the Aspen Times.
Two of the safes were ripped off the wall and carted out of an office near the ticketing lobby, Aspen police Det. Ritchie Zah said. The third safe, which was located in the same office, weighed about 50 pounds and also was carried out, he said.
One of the safes served as a receptacle for valuable lost-and-found items and included several cellphones, he said. All three safes contained cash, including money collected from closing day party events Sunday, he said.
“It was a good amount of money,” he said.
All three safes were relatively small, he said. Some officers who responded thought one person could have carried all three safes, though others did not think that was possible, Zah said.
However, surveillance video “leads us to think it was one person” who took the safes, Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn said. Police have a video of the suspect but declined to release images of him Tuesday, he said.
A spokesperson for the Aspen Skiing Co. declined to comment Tuesday on the theft.