FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
January 16, 2018

FBI Seeking Public Assistance Regarding the Sticky Finger Bandit

The Wheat Ridge and Arvada Police Departments, and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating the following bank robberies:

  • First Bank US Bank
    4390 Wadsworth Blvd.
    Wheat Ridge, Colorado
    11/15/17, 12:50 p.m.
  • US Bank
    9590 W. 58th Ave
    Arvada, Colorado
    01/12/18, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
    7878 Wadsworth Blvd.
    Arvada, Colorado
    01/12/18, 5:20 p.m.

In each robbery, the suspect, who has been dubbed the “Sticky Finger Bandit,” presented a threatening demand note and fled on foot. The suspect has not yet displayed a weapon in his robberies. In one instance the suspect wore a wig, and in another instance he wrapped adhesive bandages around his fingertips.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years of age, approximately 5’6” – 5’8” tall, with a thin to medium build.

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 regarding 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).