NEW PICS: Police Asking For Help Finding Possible Serial Robber

By: KKTV, McKenzie Martin
By: KKTV, McKenzie Martin

Police now suspect that a string of bank robberies over the last month are all related. They are looking for the public’s help in finding the man they believe to be responsible for four robberies between December 28 and January 22.

On December 28, a man in his 20s entered the Academy Bank on 2835 Briargate Blvd and robbed the bank just after 10 a.m. A bandana worn around his face concealed his race. A man with a similar description, down to the dark clothing and covered face, robbed the American National Bank on 4194 Royal Pine Dr. on January 10. Two TCF were robbed within a week of each other: the TCF Bank on 5470 E. Woodmen was robbed on January 15 and the TCF Bank on 4330 N. Academy Blvd was robbed on January 22. Police believe the same man robbed all four banks.

"He's got some degree of comfort doing what he's doing, getting in there fairly quickly. He's very dangerous. People should be careful," said Sgt. Steve Noblitt with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The man has been described as being between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 with a medium, possibly muscular build. He is believed to be somewhere between his early 20s and early 30s. Victims have not noted a discernible accent, nor have they been able to determine his race. Police say he may be military trained, and warn Springs residents that he is extremely dangerous. Anyone with any information that could help this man be identified is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444-7539 or 667-2786. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by Lisa Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 1, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    Charlie, Do you really think he hits the banks that have security guards? Most banks don't have them nowadays. If you would like to pay for the person at the door that will stop everyone, I would guess that the banks would be all for it. Todd, What shows are you watching on TV? All money is "chipped", it has the strip in it that scans when it is counted. Where would this "chip" you are talking about be located? I think that the police are doing everything possible to get this guy but he is moving around so much that it is not happening. As for living on the South side, I heard that Peoples Bank down in Fountain (south side) got robbed just this morning. The description of the suspect is identical to this guy.
  • by Charlie Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 27, 2011 at 07:38 AM
    How about the banks, stop people at the door, if their faces are not in FULL view? No hoodies, ball caps, ski mask etc. What are they paying the security guards for? I would not be surprised to see the day that all convenience store clerks, bank tellers and other jobs that require handling money are placed behind bullet proof glass. Having said that, it would probably create more robberies on undefended individuals and home invasions.
  • by Buggywugs Location: Downtown on Jan 27, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    "Tyrone": You're kidding, right???
  • by Todd Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 27, 2011 at 03:41 AM
    I am not a racist either, but I believe he is a black dude. I would say the chances of him being ex-military is pretty good considering where we live. Since most of the robberies are on the north side of town, I am willing to bet he is from the south side of town. He probably drives a newer model SUV as well. Also, I bet he is supporting his drug habit by robbing banks. The banks should chip some of the money so they can actually track the money.
  • by sm Location: Fountain on Jan 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM
    Not much to go on for facial recognition, but I guess we can look out for the coat and/or mask.....
  • by hmm on Jan 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM
    look at the last picture is that the criminal's forehead showing? looks black?
  • by Brandy Location: CS on Jan 26, 2011 at 09:14 PM
    I'm sure that no offense was intended, but the remark about how the the robber handles his gun is insulting. Just because a robber appears to know how to handle a gun it does not mean that he has a military or police background. It could simply mean that he watched a movie a few times and practiced.
  • by Not a racist Location: C/S on Jan 26, 2011 at 07:21 PM
    Tyrone, it is quite obvious that you did not read this article. Because if you had, you would have picked up on the fact that the man is not necessarily black, his race is unknown.
  • by tyrone on Jan 26, 2011 at 03:23 PM
    i knew before i clicked on the article it was going to be a black guy, and they still wonder why they're hated by society.
  • by Wayne on Jan 26, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    Is he really a serial robber? I think the term spree robber is more appropriate, especially if you want to follow the conventional term as it relates to murderers. Just a thought, but it makes more sense to me.
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