FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Vikki Migoya
January 22, 2024

Help Identify the Penguin Bandit

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Denver Police Department need the public’s help identifying an individual who robbed three banks. The suspect is being dubbed the “Penguin Bandit” because of his distinctive gait/abnormal walk that has been described as a “waddle.”

The suspect is believed to be responsible for these bank robberies:

  • January 2 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Zing Credit Union, 1095 N. Federal Boulevard, Denver
  • January 8 at approximately 4:59 p.m., Canvas Credit Union, 2027 S. University Boulevard, Denver
  • January 9 at approximately 5:28 p.m., Canvas Credit Union, 815 N. Colorado Boulevard, Denver

The suspect was also observed casing a bank:

  • January 16, Canvas Credit Union, 7055 E. Evans Avenue, Denver

The suspect is described as a white male, 35 – 45 years old, 5’11” – 6’1” tall, heavy build, blue eyes, with a very distinct walk.

Please be on the lookout for anyone matching the above descriptions. Be aware of anyone similar who might have recently changed their spending habits or discussed coming into money suddenly.

Bank robbery is punishable by up to 20 years in prison for each federal offense, and sentences can increase if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

If anyone has any information on the bank robberies above, or any bank robbery, call FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303.629.7171; or, remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).