“High Country Bandits” still at large, one dozen robberies later

18 Feb

The FBI is seeking the publics help in capturing a prolific bank robbing duo dubbed the “High Country Bandits.”

The two have committed a dozen armed robberies across Colorado, New Mexico and northern Arizona, the FBI said in a news release.

The robberies took place in rural locations around closing time and the prime suspect brandishes a black semi-automatic handgun while demanding money from tellers.

The suspect orders everyone in the bank to the ground and flees with a second suspect, authorities said, on a green or maroon four-wheel drive ATV.

Police suspect the High Country Bandits in robberies starting on Sept. 8 in Heber, Az.

The following credit union and banks have been robbed:

  • 09/08/09, Bank of the West, 1945 Highway 260, Heber, AZ.
  • 09/22/09, First National Bank of Durango, 351 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield, CO.
  • 10/14/09, Arizona Central Credit Union, 1948 S. Woodland Village Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • 10/30/09, Country Bank, 3044 North Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley, AZ.
  • 11/10/09, First Community Bank, 19390 Highway 314, Belen, NM.
  • 11/25/09, Compass Bank, 613 S. Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ.
  • 12/03/09, Chase Bank, 5305 S. Superstition Mtn Dr., Gold Canyon, AZ.
  • 12/04/09, Compass Bank, 781 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, AZ.
  • 12/15/09, Wells Fargo Bank, 12140 N. Dove Mountain Blvd, Marana, AZ
  • 12/22/09, Bank of the San Juans, 1710 Main St., Durango, CO.
  • 01/25/10, Sunwest Bank, 822 N. Humphreys, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 02/05/10, Community Banks of Colorado, 1438 E. Main St., Cortez, CO.

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