FBI Denver
Public Affairs Specialist Amy Sampson
FBIDN_PublicAffairs@fbi.gov
January 11, 2022

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

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and various Denver Metro area police departments need your help. A suspect believed responsible for multiple bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery remains unidentified and the frequency of his robberies is increasing.

The lone male robber enters the bank and presents a demand note before fleeing the scene. A weapon has not been seen in any of the robberies— however, in each incident, the bank teller was in fear for their safety.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years of age, approximately 5’7” to 5’8” in height with a medium build, has dark-colored hair, and facial hair. He wears sunglasses and a baseball cap or beanie in each of his robberies. He was nicknamed “The Scruffy Bandit” due to his facial hair.

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).