FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Amy Sampson
FBIDN_PublicAffairs@fbi.gov
January 12, 2022

The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force Needs Your Help in Identifying a Bank Robbery Suspect Dubbed: The Retro Bandit

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Denver and Edgewater Police Departments need your help. A suspect believed responsible for two bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery remains unidentified. It is believed the same subject is also responsible for several robberies of commercial businesses in the city of Denver.

The male subject enters the bank alone and verbally demands money from the bank teller before fleeing the scene. A weapon has not been seen in any of the robberies—however, a weapon was threatened in each incident causing the teller to be in fear for their safety.

The suspect is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years of age, approximately 5’8” to 6’0” in height with a thin build, has gray hair and beard, and wears prescription glasses. He was seen wearing a black knitted hat, black face mask, black gloves, and a dark shirt under a dark-colored coat with blue jeans in one of the robberies. He was nicknamed “The Retro Bandit” due to the style of flip-up glasses he wears in his robberies.

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 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 however 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).