News Flash

District Attorney - News

Posted on: November 29, 2017

“Comic Con Bandit” Sentenced to 39 Years Prison

Gary Crider

Bank robber Gary Crider was dubbed the “Comic Con Bandit” because he wore Star Wars and Marvel comic super hero masks while robbing bank in the metro area.

Gary Mark Crider, DOB: 2-16-67, was sentenced on November 27th to 39 years in prison for a series of bank robberies in the Denver metropolitan area in late 2016 and 2017. Dubbed the “Comic Con Bandit”, Crider wore Star Wars and Marvel super hero masks during the robberies.

Between December 9, 2016 and January 6, 2017 Crider robbed three banks in unincorporated Jefferson County, one in Boulder County, and one in Adams County. The loss to the banks in Jefferson and Boulder counties was over $26,000.  All five bank robberies were filed in Jefferson County.

Crider was on parole in Colorado and on federal probation at the time of his arrest.

The arrest of Crider resulted from a collaborative effort of the FBI’s Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF); the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office; the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit; Westminster Police Department and SWAT; and the Louisville Police Department.

“This was a great example of law enforcement working together to stop a threat in our community,” said DA Pete Weir. “Mr. Crider is a dangerous man and had to be stopped before there was further victimization or the possible loss of life.”

Crider pled guilty in October to twelve felony counts: two counts of Aggravated Robbery (F3); nine counts of Robbery (F4); and one count of Theft (F4).

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in District Attorney - News

Four More Charged in Wheat Ridge Homicide

Posted on: September 17, 2020
Tyler Condit

Charges Filed in Arvada Homicide

Posted on: September 10, 2020

Charges Filed in Lakewood Homicide

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Three Guilty in Murder of Cymone Duran

Posted on: January 29, 2020
angelique lopez

Woman Guilty of Kidnapping and Assault

Posted on: January 14, 2020
Darrell Wall

Charges Filed in Lakewood Sexual Assault

Posted on: December 9, 2019

Tips for a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Jessica Tafoya

Arvada Woman Sentenced in Theft from PTO

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Charges Filed in Arvada Homicide

Posted on: July 29, 2019
earnest maynes

Guilty Plea in Lakewood Arsons

Posted on: April 8, 2019


Posted on: December 13, 2018
Abel Gallegos

Charges Filed in Death of Cymone Duran

Posted on: November 16, 2018
Jerald Cross

Morrison Man Charged with Murder

Posted on: October 16, 2018


Posted on: August 24, 2018
Mark Horton

10 Years Prison for Child Sex Trafficker

Posted on: February 15, 2018
Jeffrey Maynard

Charges Filed in Gilpin County Homicide

Posted on: January 3, 2018
Melissa Mangeri

Lakewood Woman Arrested for Child Abuse

Posted on: October 20, 2017
Gary Crider

Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

Posted on: October 6, 2017