The FBI announced on Thursday that investigators believe that a man who robbed the Bank of the West in Louisville earlier this week also robbed a bank in Westminster last month.
Louisville police are investigating a robbery that happened at the Bank of the West, 865 E. South Boulder Road, on Monday morning, during which a masked man in dark clothes walked into the bank, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, Louisville police and Westminster police now believe that the man — who is about 40 years old with an average build — is also responsible for robbing the Vectra Bank, 3300 West 72nd Ave., in Westminster on May 30.
The suspect, who is described as a white man, fled both robberies on a bicycle.
The Bank of the West in Louisville has been robbed twice since December. The man suspected in the December robbery, Gary Mark Crider, is a suspect in five bank robberies in the Denver area.
Crider was dubbed "The Comic-Con Bandit" because he allegedly wore a "Black Panther" mask during the Louisville robbery and a Darth Vader mask during a robbery in Littleton. He was arrested in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.