FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2006
BANK ROBBER ARRESTED AFTER BEING CAUGHT WITH
DYE STAINED MONEY IN AURORA MOTEL ROOM
DENVER – Troy A. Eid, United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, and Richard C. Powers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Denver Office, announced that JERRY MOSER, age 36, was charged today by Criminal Complaint with one count of bank robbery. MOSER is accused of robbing the TCF Bank located at 15350 East 6th Avenue on November 27, 2006. The defendant made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Denver this afternoon, where he was advised of the charges against him.
According to the affidavit in support of the Criminal Complaint, on November 27, 2006, a man wearing a black baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt approached a TCF Bank teller, handing her a note demanding money. The teller complied with the note, and put cash from her drawer into a plastic grocery bag. After the robber left the bank, a die pack exploded, covering the cash with red dye. On November 29, 2006, the manager of an Aurora motel contacted the Aurora Police Department to report that a man was trespassing on their property. Aurora officers found the defendant and a companion, along with a bag containing dye-stained money, in the motel room.
Cory Nelson, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Division, said “This is an example of outstanding police investigation and cooperation by the Aurora Police Department. By identifying the person they were dealing with on a routine call, as a suspect of a bank robbery and reporting the incident to the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the Patrol Officers were able to ensure this individual would be held accountable for his actions.”
United States Attorney Troy Eid praised the Aurora Police Department, the FBI, and the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force. “Cooperation and coordination is critical to effective law enforcement. The Aurora Police Department and the FBI should be commended for their outstanding work on this case.”
If convicted, MOSER faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and not more than a $250,000 fine. A Criminal Complaint is a probable cause charging document. The defendant has a Constitutional right to be indicted by a grand jury.
This case was investigated by the Aurora Police Department and the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force.
These charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.