Red Handed Bandits
The Denver Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force need your help identifying a crew of armed, serial robbers known as the “Red Handed Bandits”. These robbers have been targeting local retail businesses and banks. The most recent bank to be robbed is:
BBVA Compass Bank
3804 32nd Avenue
June 14, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
On June 14, 2017, the suspects robbed the bank at gunpoint while wearing facial disguises. The suspects have been described as three Hispanic males:
Suspect #1 is approximately 5’6” tall, in his mid to late 20’s with a medium build and short black hair. On June 14, 2017, Suspect #1 had a dark colored handgun with a laser sight.
Suspect #2 is approximately 6’0” tall, in his mid to late 30’s, heavyset and on June 14, 2017, he displayed a silver colored handgun.
Suspect #3 is approximately 5’6” tall, in his mid 20’s with a thin build.
After committing the robbery, the suspects fled in a dark-colored SUV. During their flight a dye pack exploded, leaving behind traces of red dye.
On May 23, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the same crew is suspected of robbing the following bank:
Community Bank of Colorado
3473 W. 32nd Avenue
Additionally, the Red Handed Bandits are suspected of robbing at least three Denver retail businesses in the month of June.
Please be on the lookout for anyone matching the suspects’ descriptions. Be aware of anyone similar who might have recently changed their spending habits, discussed coming into money suddenly, or have red dye stains on their persons or property.
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 four thousand dollars ($4,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).