Suspect in Multiple Denver-Area Bank Robberies Caught

'Banana Bandit' believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies in Denver area


Authorities believe they have caught the "bandanna bandit," a man believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies in the Denver area in the past year, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

A man was arrested about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Santa Fe Drive and Oxford Avenue, said Lt. Alan Stanton, Douglas County sheriff's spokesman. Douglas County deputies were dispatched to the Air Academy Credit Union in Highlands Ranch about 3:10 p.m. on a reported robbery, Stanton said.

Littleton police aided sheriff's deputies and stopped the suspect's vehicle, he said. Police found money and a gun in the man's silver Nissan Maxima.

The same type of car has been linked to other robberies tied to a suspect who would enter banks wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna to cover his face, Stanton said.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was being held in the Douglas County jail.