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$83 Bandit Strikes Again

FBI Denver December 03, 2009
  • Special Agent Amy E. Sanders (303) 630-6060

The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a serial bank robber dubbed the $83 Bandit. The bank robber is suspected of committing at least nine (9) bank robberies in the Denver area since March 2009. The most recent bank robbery was on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, around 3:00 p.m., at the UMB Bank, 707 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado. He was wearing a white t-shirt and an “Indiana Jones” style hat (see attached photos).

The $83 Bandit typically enters the bank and presents a bank robbery demand note. No weapon has been observed by the witnesses, but he has previously threatened a weapon in his demand note. Once the teller complies with the demand, the $83 Bandit takes the stolen money and flees the bank. No vehicle information is known at the time of this press release.

Witnesses describe him as having bad teeth or at least a bad front tooth. The surveillance photographs attached depict the $83 Bandit in some of the earlier bank robberies and the December 1st robbery.

He is generally described as:

  • White Male
  • In his 30s or 40s
  • 5’07” to 6’00” tall
  • Slim build
  • Blondish colored hair

The $83 Bandit is suspected of robbing the following banks:

  1. COMPASS BANK
    4115 EAST COLFAX AVENUE
    DENVER, CO
    March 13, 2009
  2. U.S. BANK
    730 NORTH COLORADO BLVD.
    DENVER, CO
    April 8, 2009
  3. U.S. BANK
    6333 EAST COLFAX AVENUE
    DENVER, CO
    April 28, 2009
  4. UMB BANK
    707 NORTH COLORADO BLVD.
    DENVER, CO
    May 22, 2009
  5. WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK
    6160 EAST COLFAX AVENUE
    DENVER, CO
    June 8, 2009
  6. U.S. BANK
    941 SOUTH HAVANA STREET
    AURORA, CO
    June 23, 2009
  7. WACHOVIA BANK
    390 SOUTH DAYTON STREET
    DENVER, CO
    July 17, 2009
  8. U.S. BANK
    730 NORTH COLORADO BLVD.
    DENVER, CO
    August 10, 2009

If anyone has any information on any of the bank robberies above, or the bank robber described above, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; OR, you can remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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