JV Bandit's alleged return part of recession ready metro-area bank-robbing threepeat

The number of bank robberies in these parts may not be the most accurate gauge of the continuing economic funk, but it'll do in a pinch, as evidenced by not one, not two, but three new heists.

First up is the JV Bandit, who first made headlines in July before allegedly hitting another bank earlier this month. His latest suspected job took place in Wheat Ridge, as did another robbery, with the third happening on 17th Street. Page down below to learn about all three, and see photos of suspects:

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