‘Powder Puff Bandit’ captured after string of Colorado bank robberies

National / World

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (Nexstar Media Wire) — Colorado police say a man dubbed the “Powder Puff Bandit” was captured Tuesday in Lakewood, Colorado in connection with a number of bank robberies.

Paul James Hernandez, 33, earned that nickname because he covers his facial tattoos with makeup.

Police say Hernandez is wanted for at least 10 bank robberies this year, including four in January. He previously spent nearly three years in prison for a bank robbery in Arvada, Colorado in 2007.

According to a bulletin released by the FBI’s Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, he and a female accomplice are accused of holding up banks on Aug. 25, Aug. 31, Sept. 3, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. 

Hernandez also failed to show up for his court hearing in Arapahoe County on Sept. 10.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers confirmed that a tip led to Hernandez’s arrest.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories