FBI: "Shaggy Bandit" Bank Robber Arrested

By: NBC Email
By: NBC Email

The FBI says the man known as the "Shaggy Bandit" has been arrested, ending a spree of bank robberies that spanned four states, including Colorado.

Officials say Thursday, an employee at the FirsTier Bank in Boulder saw him walk in, look around, then leave. That employee then called police to tell them they believed they had just seen the Shaggy Bandit.

Police arrested him after stopping a car he was a passenger in, just a few miles away in Longmont.

The FBI identified the man as 29-year-old Michael Kincade. Officials say he was called the Shaggy Bandit because of his resemblance to the character Shaggy in the "Scooby-Doo" cartoon.

The driver of the vehicle, 45-year-old Christopher Richardson was also arrested. Officials say both men are being held at the Denver County jail on robbery charges.

The FBI says it believes Kincade is behind 17 bank robberies that have taken place since June 24, the majority in the Denver area. He's also suspected of robbing banks in Arizona, New Mexico, and Kansas.

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