FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Vikki Migoya
July 7, 2022

Help Identify the Spell it Out Bandit

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Denver Police Department need your help. A suspect believed responsible for multiple bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery remains unidentified. In each incident, the suspect enters the bank and presents a demand note to the teller before fleeing the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a White male, 40 to 50 years of age, approximately 5’7” to 5’8” in height with a medium build. In each incident, he was seen wearing a black hat and face covering, a t-shirt, and jeans. He is nicknamed “The Spell It Out Bandit” due to his comprehensive list of demands.

Please be on the lookout for anyone matching the above description. 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 a 20-year prison sentence for each offense regardless of whether a weapon was used in the commission of the crime. That sentence increases if a dangerous weapon is used. The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies and works closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to prosecute those charged with the crime.

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 may remain anonymous by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).