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Denver Man Charged in Five Denver 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 Samuel Richard Ruthstrom, age 41, has been charged by federal complaint in connection with a series of bank robberies in the city and county of Denver. 

According to allegations in the criminal complaint, in the month of January 2024, Ruthstrom robbed a series of banks around the city and county of Denver.

The Defendant had his initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Kathryn A. Starnella on February 8.

The case is being investigated by the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, and the Denver Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Brian Dunn is handling the prosecution. 

The charges in the complaint are allegations and the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case Number: 1:24-mj-00025-KAS


Updated February 23, 2024