FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Amy Sampson
FBIDN_PublicAffairs@fbi.gov
October 22, 2021

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Denver Police Department Need Your Help Identifying the 'Just the Fax Bandit' Who Robbed a Wells Fargo on October 18

DENVER, CO—The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Denver Police Department need the public’s help identifying an individual who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1701 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado, at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021. The suspect is being dubbed the “Just the Fax Bandit,” due to multiple robberies on Colfax.

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

  • October 16, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., Chase Bank; 2310 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado.
  • October 13, 2021, at 9:20 a.m., Wells Fargo Bank; 9000 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado.
  • October 9, 2021, at 12:40 p.m., Chase Bank; 6160 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado.
  • October 1, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., BOK Financial Bank, 1600 Broadway, Denver, Colorado.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 35 to 50 years old, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, medium build, and a bald or shaved head.

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 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 robbery above, or any bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or remain anonymous by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).