Bump and Run Bandit terrorized women, gets 32 years
GOLDEN, Colo. — A man who may have been behind a slew of robberies in three counties was sentenced to 32 years in prison for one of the robberies in Jefferson County on Thursday.
Ronald A. Davis, 44, was dubbed the “Bump-and-Run Bandit” for a style of burglary that featured a man rear-ending a woman’s vehicle, stealing her purse when she got out to check the damage and fleeing the scene.
Robberies bearing that signature were reported in Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties over the past several years. Davis was convicted of one of those robberies that took place in April 2011.
After having a casual conversation with a woman at a department store, Davis reportedly followed that woman as she drove away. When she stopped at a stop sign, a car Davis was driving rear-ended her.
The woman got out and walked into the street just long enough to see Davis rush up to the vehicle, nab the purse inside and then flee the scene in his car.
A warrant was issued for Davis arrest a month later. He was arrested in New York in July 2011. He pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and one count of violent crime.
In addition to 32 years in prison, Davis was sentence to five years parole upon his release.