FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Vikki Migoya
September 18, 2020

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and Denver Metropolitan Area Police Departments Need Your Help Locating Paul Hernandez and Mary Bannigan

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and Denver metropolitan area police departments need your help locating Paul Hernandez, who is 33 years old and Mary Bannigan, who is 27 years old. Hernandez has been dubbed the “Powder Puff” Bandit as he wore thick makeup to cover his facial tattoos while robbing local banks. Bank robberies committed by Hernandez and Bannigan are as follows:

7372 West Chatfield Avenue
Littleton, Colorado
September 15, 2020, 2:46 p.m.

TCF Bank
7203 West 55th Avenue
Arvada, Colorado
September 8, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

TCF Bank
2090 South University Boulevard
Denver, Colorado
September 3, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

TCF Bank
7206 Federal Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado
August 31, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

TCF Bank
2084 South Broadway
Denver, Colorado
August 25, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

In one of the above robberies, Hernandez displayed a handgun. He is a Hispanic male, 5'7" in height, with a thin build, shaved head, and facial tattoos. Bannigan is described as a Hispanic female, 5’2” in height, with a thin build. She wears glasses and has long, dark hair, which she sometimes colors blonde.

Previous banks robberies committed by Hernandez are as follows:

First Bank TCF Bank
7590 West Colfax 7203 West 55th Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado Arvada, Colorado
January 27, 2020 and January, 22, 2020

Compass Bank TCF Bank
4988 North Federal Blvd. 1710 South Havana Street
Denver, Colorado Aurora, Colorado
January 22, 2020 and January 17, 2020

TCF Bank
7203 West 55th Avenue
Arvada, Colorado
January 16, 2020

Chase Bank
6335 Sheridan Boulevard
Arvada, Colorado
January 25, 2007

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

Bank robbery is punishable up to 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 robberies 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 eight thousand dollars ($8,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).