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‘Cold Shoulder Bandit’ strikes 3 Colorado banks

DENVER, Colo. — Denver police and the FBI are searching for a man who has robbed three banks in the past three weeks.

The “Cold Shoulder Bandit,” as he has been dubbed by the FBI’s Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF), has hit two banks in Arvada — a Chase Bank (8155 Sheridan Boulevard) and a TCF Bank (7203 West 55th Avenue) — and one Compass Bank at 4600 South Broadway in Englewood.

Chase Bank in Arvada was the first hit on July 25, Compass Bank in Englewood was next on Aug. 4 and TCF bank in Arvada was the most recent, being robbed on Aug. 11.

There was no information on how much money the bandit has made off with, but his customary practice, according to a release from the RMSSTF, is to present a teller with a demand note before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-1 in height and between 160 and 200 pounds. He also has a brown goatee.

The suspect would face a maximum prison sentence of 20 years for each robbery if convicted. That sentence could increase if a weapon was used.

If you have information on any of the bank robberies, call the RMSSTF at 303-629-7171. Anonymous reports are accepted.