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Band-Aid Bandit sticking it to Aurora

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The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force is rightly championed for the clever names it assigns to wanted men and women, including the Hopping Hooded Bandits, the $83 Bandit, the Shaggy Bandit and, of course, Bonnie and Clyde.

Now, the Aurora Police Department has gotten into the act, putting out an alert for the Band-Aid Bandit, so named because he wore a Band-Aid on his nose during one of the six robberies he's suspected of committing. A little thin, but we like it!

Look below to see an accounting of these heists, three of which have taken place in January, as well as a map featuring the neighborhoods the Band-Aid Bandit likes to work. Stick it to him before he sticks it to you.

Aurora Police Department release:

Robbery Detectives Seek Help Identifying "Band Aid Bandit"

Aurora, Colo. -- Aurora Police robbery detectives are requesting the public's help with identifying and locating a robbery suspect believed to be responsible for 6 armed robberies in the city of Aurora.

Police have dubbed this suspect the "Band Aid Bandit" because in one robbery he was caught by surveillance cameras wearing what appears to be a band aid on his nose (see surveillance photo).

The robberies have taken place during the past 4 months starting in October of last year. Three of the six robberies occurred in January of this year with the most recent taking place this week on Tuesday, January 19th.

The suspect, who has displayed a handgun, has struck at a variety of businesses including a bookstore and a bank. A map of the robbery locations and a surveillance photo of the suspect have been sent with this news release.

Anyone who knows this man, or his whereabouts, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can remain anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward. You may also contact Aurora Police Robbery Detective Nathan Meier at (303) 739 - 6147.

Robbery Locations

1. Shoe store -- 14151 Cedar Ave, Aurora

2. Pizza restaurant -- 12158 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora

3. Bookstore -- 170 S Abilene St, Aurora

4. Bank -- 700 S Abilene St, Aurora

5. Beauty supply store -- 15091 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora

6. Medical clothing store -- 1160 S. Abilene St, Aurora

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