Thursday, September 27, 2012

FBI Seeks Suspect in Aurora and Denver Bank Robberies

Suspect Dubbed the Clearinghouse Bandit

The Aurora and Denver Police Departments, along with the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF), are investigating two bank robberies, suspected of being committed by the same individual.

This individual has been dubbed “The Clearinghouse Bandit” by the RMSSTF.

The Clearinghouse Bandit robberies are below:

Space Age Federal Credit Union
2495 South Havana Street
Aurora, Colorado
September 25, 2012, 12:37 p.m.

Public Service Credit Union
815 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, Colorado
September 25, 2012, 12:54 p.m.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 40 years of age, approximately 6’0” to 6’5” in height, 220 to 260 pounds, with a heavy build.

The suspect enters the bank, presents a demand note, and flees.

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 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 and earn up to $2,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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