DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, today announced that the State Grand Jury indicted Jeffery Keith Eccles (D.O.B. 05/21/77) on 12 counts of robbery and theft for a series of Denver-area bank heists. Eccles is currently in custody in the Arapahoe County jail.
“After robbing six banks and stealing a total of $8,310, his pattern became almost template,” said Suthers. “He would walk into each bank and hand the terrified teller a note that he was robbing them and request a specific dollar amount. Eccles will now be tried for his crimes in Arapahoe County District Court,” continued Suthers.
Beginning on July 25, 2012, Eccles robbed Chase Bank at 8155 Sheridan Blvd. in Arvada and stole $1,000. On August 4, 2012 he entered Compass Bank at 4600 South Broadway in Englewood, presented a note that stated “robbery!! I need $2,000 in big bills.” As the teller was getting the money from the drawer he said, “give it all to me” and stole $2,130. On August 11, 2012 Eccles robbed the TCF Bank at 7203 West 55th Avenue in Arvada and absconded with $60. On April 6, 2013, he robbed the BBVA Compass Bank at 7347 Federal Blvd, in Westminster and after another teller was in fear for her life, stole $2,430. On April 24, 2013, Eccles walked into Bank of the West located at 3102 South Sheridan Blvd in Denver and showed a note that said “robbery, $2,500” and walked out with $2,290. Eccles stole $400 from the Bank of the West at 4301 South Broadway in Englewood on May 13, 2013.
The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proved guilty. This case was investigated by the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, and will be prosecuted in cooperation with the Arapahoe District Attorney’s Office.
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