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“The Wig Out Bandit” Suspected in Multiple Bank Robberies

FBI Denver December 19, 2011
  • Media Coordinator Dave Joly (303) 630-6060

The Denver Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF) are investigating multiple bank robberies, suspected of being committed by the same individual.

This individual has been dubbed “The Wig Out Bandit” by the RMSSTF because he wore a wig in the first robbery he is believed to have committed.

“The Wig Out Bandit” robberies are below:

08/01/2011
Public Service Credit Union
815 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado

08/23/2011
Wells Fargo Bank
1001 S. Monaco St.
Denver, Colorado

09/19/2011
First Bank
2850 Quebec St.
Denver, Colorado

09/27/2011
Bank of the West
2970 Quebec St.
Denver, Colorado

10/10/2011
U.S. Bank
6333 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado

10/13/2011
First Bank
2850 Quebec St.
Denver, Colorado

11/30/2011
U.S. Bank
200 University Blvd.
Denver, Colorado

12/19/11
First Bank
2740 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, Colorado

The suspect is described as a black male, 40 to 50 years of age, approximately 6’2” to 6’4” in height, with a slender build. In the most recent photographs, the suspect has a mustache and small patch of hair below his bottom lip. He was wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans, a baseball cap, and gloves.

The suspect enters the bank, presents a demand note, and flees.

“The Wig Out Bandit” is believed to be responsible for a total of eight bank robberies in Northeast Denver.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.

If anyone has any information on the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, 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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