Naming bank robbers is an art, and the boys down at the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets task force in Denver hold the paintbrushes.
Their latest is the JV Bandit, so named because he was wearing a varsity or letterman-style jacket during one of his robberies. The jacket is described a dark jacket with tan sleeves and has no noticeable markings. For a profile of the unit, which is charged with solving serial bank robberies in Colorado and Wyoming, and one of their recent catches, see Joel Warner's November 20 feature story, "Cheap Thrills."
The bandit, seen in the photo at left, is accused of holding up a U.S. Bank on Jackson Street in Golden on November 7, a Chase Bank on Colfax Avenue in Lakewood on October 9 and a bank on Arapahoe Street in Golden on October 14. Anyone with info is urged to call the Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171. -- Jonathan Shikes