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.