‘Clearinghouse Bandit’ Suspect May Have Robbed 13 Banks
DENVER (CBS4) – Police are hoping the release of clear surveillance images of a man who is suspected in as many as 13 bank robberies in the Denver area will lead to an arrest.
Authorities are referring to the suspect the Clearinghouse Bandit because “he enters the bank carrying a magazine or newspaper, with the robbery note hidden inside.”
In most of the crimes the note informed the bank employee that the suspect had a weapon, and in some he was apparently working with an accomplice.
Police said the robberies took place in Denver and in Aurora. They first one is believed to have happened in August and the most recent one took place earlier this week.
The suspect was described as being black, between 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-5 and weighing between 220 and 270 pounds.
Anyone with more information about the crimes or the suspect is asked to call police.
The following contact/award information was released by the Denver Police Department:
Denver Police would like anyone with information regarding this suspect, please contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.