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District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 28, 2017

Bank Robber Arrested by Westminster Police Department and FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force

Defendant ordered held without bond pending resolution of his case

DENVER – Christopher Dean Grisham, age 28, of Adams County, Colorado, was arrested last week by the Westminster Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force for bank robbery, the U.S. Attorney, FBI and Westminster Police Department announced. The defendant appeared in federal court this morning before a U.S. Magistrate Judge for a detention hearing. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix ordered Grisham held without bond pending a resolution of his case. No trial date has yet been scheduled. The defendant is to appear in court on May 9, 2017 for a preliminary hearing.

 

According to court documents, on March 22, 2017, an individual robbed the U.S. Bank at 3454 West 72nd Avenue in Westminster. On March 29, 2017, that same individual robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 7401 Federal Blvd also in Westminster. After the March 22 bank robbery, investigators received a tip after someone saw an image of the bank robber, stating they believed the robber was Christopher Grisham. Special Agents and officers conducting the investigation showed the victim tellers of both banks a photo lineup which included a photo of Grisham. Both tellers identified Grisham as the individual responsible for the robbery.

 

Based on that information, a Criminal Complaint was obtained on April 21, 2017, charging Grisham with bank robbery. He was arrested, and then made his initial appearance on April 25, 2017, where he was advised of his rights and the charges pending against him. Bank robbery carries a penalty of not more than 20 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine.

 

This case was investigated by the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Westminster Police Department. The defendant is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kurt Bohn.

 

A Criminal Complaint is a probable cause charging document. Anyone accused of committing a felony violation of federal law has a Constitutional right to be indicted by a federal grand jury. The charges contained in the Complaint are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated April 28, 2017