FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Sherman
(303) 630-6060
July 31, 2014

FBI Seeks the Good Grammar Bandit in Denver Metro Area Bank Robberies

Denver metro area law enforcement agencies and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF) are investigating seven recent bank robberies. It is believed that all were committed by the same individual.

This individual has been dubbed the “Good Grammar Bandit” by the RMSSTF. The demand notes presented by this individual to the victim tellers are typed with proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

This subject is described as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” in height, with a slender build.

 

The Good Grammar Bandit is believed to be responsible for the following bank robberies:

April 2, 2014, 2:03 p.m.
TCF Bank
2185 East 120th Avenue
Northglenn, Colorado

April 3, 2014, 9:42 a.m.
Chase Bank
9379 Sheridan Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado

April 6, 2014, 10:15 a.m.
TCF Bank
4400 West 144th Avenue
Broomfield, Colorado

April 7, 2014, 9:10 a.m.
Chase Bank
13781 Colorado Blvd
Thornton, Colorado

July 6, 2014, 10:34 a.m.
TCF Bank
11968 Vrain Street
Westminster, Colorado

July 8, 2014, 11:35 a.m.
Chase Bank
13781 Colorado Blvd
Thornton, Colorado

July 29, 2014, 5:11 p.m.
Chase Bank
13781 Colorado Blvd
Thornton, Colorado

The subject enters the bank, presents a demand note, and flees on foot.

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 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 remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).