Small Man in ‘Snake Hat’ Pulls Off 5 Colorado Bank Heists Since January
The FBI is on the lookout for a man who is not tall, nor big, but is brave enough to have pulled off "heists" at five banks in the Denver area. Does he have some insight as to how to get away with it?
Maybe you can help the authorities track down this guy. Being less than six feet tall, he won't be the "big" guy, and it sounds like he could use a good meal to put some meat on his bones. Also, what's with the hat?
The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force put out a release on March 15, 2023, that they are looking for the public's assistance in tracking this serial bank robber down. They have dubbed him the "Snakebit Bandit," because he's worn a hat with a snake on it during each robbery.
It's unclear if it's the same "snake" hat, or if there are several. I bring it up because sometimes guys like to collect "styles" of hats - "Today, I think I'll wear my Cobra hat, since I wore my Python hat, yesterday."
WHAT BANKS HAS THE 'SNAKEBIT BANDIT' HIT?
- U.S. Bank, 3100 S. Sheridan Blvd
- Heist Date: January 14, 2023, @ 1 p.m.
- Huntington Bank, 2084 S. Broadway
- Heist Date: February 2, 2023, @ Noon.
- Bank of the West, 2 Steele Street
- Heist Date: February 10, 2023, @ 4:30 p.m.
- First Citizen’s Bank, 3611 E. 1st Avenue
- Heist Date: February 16, 2023, @ 4:36 p.m.
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- Bank of the West, 2050 S. Downing Street
- Heist Date: March 9, 2023, @ 4:42 p.m.
WHAT IS THE SUSPECT'S DESCRIPTION?
- White Male.
- 5'7" - 5'9"
- 150 lbs.
- Thin build.
Funny thing is, if these heists were going down in the Fort Collins area, I could be a suspect: I'm thin, short, and weigh about 150 lbs. I do not own any snake hats, however.
At five robberies and up to 20 years in prison for each, this guy is already looking at a possible 100 years. Will he go for 200 years? If you have any information about the suspect or the crimes, call FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).