The Wheat Ridge and Arvada Police Departments, and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating a series of bank robberies in Colorado.
The suspect, who may have traveled to New Mexico, has been dubbed the “Sticky Finger Bandit.” In each robbery, he presented a threatening demand note and fled on foot. The suspect has not yet displayed a weapon in his robberies. In one instance the suspect wore a wig, and in another instance he wrapped adhesive bandages around his fingertips.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years of age, approximately 5’6” – 5’8” tall, with a thin to medium build.
He is a suspect in the following bank robberies:
- First Bank US Bank
4390 Wadsworth Blvd.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
11/15/17, 12:50 p.m.
- US Bank
9590 W. 58th Ave
01/12/18, 4:30 p.m.
- Wells Fargo Bank
7878 Wadsworth Blvd.
01/12/18, 5:20 p.m.
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 regarding the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303.629.7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720.913.STOP (7867).