AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police are now offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads them to a robbery suspect who has been dubbed the “Subway 32 Bandit.”
Police say the Subway 32 Bandit has been linked to at least 10 robberies in Denver, Aurora and Parker during February as well as the tail end of January.
Aurora police say that a Cold Stone Creamery and a Radio Shack were robbed. One robbery happened just before 8 p.m. on Friday. The other happened a little more than a half hour later. It was a store that was only 25 blocks away from the first.
“Guy came in masked with a gun, asked for the money out of the drawer, he was here less than 60 seconds, ” Cold Stone Creamery owner Carlos Vela said .
Police say they believe the same man is responsible for robbing both stores but they can’t yet say if it’s also the work of the Subway 32 Bandit. He’s being called that because of a large number “32” on the back of his gray, hooded sweatshirt. He wore it in more than one robbery.
Most of the robberies have happened at Subway stores.
Over the past 30 days about 10 stores have been robbed at gunpoint. The suspect uses a semi-automatic handgun. He orders people to the ground and then orders cash registers be opened. He has an aggressive demeanor, even hopping over counter-tops to quickly get the cash.
Police say at first the bandit just wore a gray hoodie and a black mask, but then the hoodie with the distinct lettering. The suspect also has been wearing bright black and yellow Air Jordan sneakers.
The Subway 32 Bandit is described as a man who is around 20 years old, about 5-foot-10, and medium build. He is either Hispanic or white, or of mixed race.
Aurora police were able to get some surveillance video from the two stores that were robbed Friday night and should soon be able to say if they were also the work of the Subway 32 Bandit.
Anyone with information is asked to call their local police department.