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Police: 3 Bank Robberies In Boulder May Be Connected

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Boulder are searching for one suspect who detectives believe may be tied to three different robberies.

While witnesses gave similar descriptions of the suspect in each of the robberies that have occurred over the past 13 months, police have not determined with certainty that a single person is responsible for all three.

The most recent robbery occurred on March 19 at the Citywide Banks branch located at 1611 Canyon Boulevard. A middle-aged, white male suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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The Citywide Bank robbery suspect (credit: Boulder Police)

A similarly-described suspect robbed the FirstBank branch located at 2835 Pearl Street on March 3. He also passed the teller a note demanding cash and then fled through the west doors of the bank, heading westbound in the parking lot between the bank and Turley's restaurant. The suspect was carrying a black backpack with a red allergy alert tag attached to it.

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The FirstBank robbery suspect on March 3 (credit: Boulder Police)

On Feb. 4 a middle-aged, white male suspect robbed the FirstBank branch located at 4520 Broadway. He fled on foot, leaving through the bank's northeast doors.

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The FirstBank robbery suspect on Feb. 4, 2014 (credit: Boulder Police)

No weapon was displayed in any of the robberies and no one ws injured.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s with a lean build, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot tall.

During the robberies the suspect has worn jackets and hats with college or sports logos. In the Citywide Banks robbery the suspect wore a Penn State jacket and a white-colored Chicago White Sox baseball cap. He wore a black and gold knit cap, possibly with an Iowa Hawkeyes logo, during the 2014 FirstBank robbery.


Anyone with information about an individual robbery or the robberies as a series is asked to call Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329 or Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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