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Press Release

Colorado Springs Man Sentenced in Three Colorado Bank Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Aron Radej, 39, of Colorado Springs, was sentenced to 204 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of bank robbery, and one count of a being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to the facts in the plea agreement, Radej was on federal supervised release in April 2023 for a prior conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm when he robbed three banks in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Thornton by threatening tellers at each location. Radej was identified by law enforcement and arrested on May 2, 2023, in the passenger seat of a rented minivan. Radej had two loaded firearms in a backpack at his feet at the time of arrest.

“This case and sentence demonstrate that we will not stand for repeat criminal offenders in our communities,” said United States Attorney Cole Finegan. “We continue to commend the work of our local, state and federal partners when helping to bring people like this to justice.”

"We appreciate the collaborative efforts of the Colorado Springs Police Department, Pueblo Police Department and Thornton Police Department in stopping this repeat offender's violent crime spree," said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Mark Michalek. "FBI Denver and our law enforcement partners remain laser-focused on reducing gun violence and ensuring that those who victimize citizens for personal gain are brought to justice."

United States District Court Judge Regina M. Rodriguez presided over the sentencing on March 6, 2024. The FBI investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Brian Dunn handled the prosecution.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Case Number: 15-CR-00037


Updated March 8, 2024