Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

May 17, 2019 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, carolyn.tyler@denverda.org, 720-913-9025

Denver DA’s Office Charges “Glamour Shot Bandit” with Robbery (Casias)

DENVER—The Denver District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against Brianna Casias (age 19) for robbing or attempting to rob eight Denver-area banks. Casias was known as the “Glamour Shot Bandit,” for the flamboyant disguises she wore to conceal her identity. During each alleged robbery attempt, Casias never spoke but handed the bank teller a hand-written note demanding 100’s, 50’s and 20’s. The total loss to the eight banks was $16,861.

She is charged with one count of aggravated robbery (F3), one count of felony menacing (F5), one count of felony theft (F5), five counts of robbery (F4), two counts of criminal attempt to commit robbery (F5), and one count of tampering with physical evidence (F6). Casias allegedly engaged in a pattern of escalating violence by displaying a handgun and committing multiple robberies in one day.

Between March 22 and May 8, 2019, Casias allegedly robbed or attempted to rob the following banks:

March 22:        Vectra Bank, 3600 Quebec Street, Denver
April 1:            Key Bank, 6405 E. Hampden Ave., Denver
April 5:            Key Bank, 3410 E. 1st Ave., Denver
April 9:            Liberty Savings Bank, 6460 E. Yale Ave., Denver (Attempt)
April 9:            First Bank, 8901 E. Hampden Ave., Denver
April 9:            TCF Bank, 18520 Green Valley Ranch Blvd., Denver
May 8:             Bank of the West, 2050 S. Downing St., Denver (Attempt)
May 8:             TCF Bank, 2690 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton, CO

The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and Denver Police Department led the investigation that resulted in Casias’ apprehension. This remains an active investigation. This case, 19CR03546, was filed today with Denver District Court.

 

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6