Limping Latex Bandit captured in Parker

10 Apr

A man suspected of being the bank robber known as the “Limping Latex Bandit” was arrested Thursday in Douglas County.

Merle Allison, 66, of Centennial, was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies after a bank robbery in Parker.

Authorities believe Allison is the Limping Latex Bandit, a robber suspected of at least eight jobs along the Front Range since November.

The robber got the moniker from the FBI because he limped and wore latex gloves.

On Thursday at about noon deputies were called to a robbery at a First Bank, 11961 Lioness Way, according to a media release from the sheriff’s office.

A witness flagged down deputies and said the bank robber got into a silver SUV, possibly a Toyota RAV4, and fled east on Lincoln Avenue.

In the bank parking lot deputies found a grocery bag stuffed with cash that was stained by an exploded dye pack.

The suspect description was relayed to other deputies in the area and a matching vehicle was stopped on Lincoln near Chambers Avenue, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver, Allison, matched a physical description given by bank employees, according to the release, and he was arrested.

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