Police wonder if recent robbery is work of ’32 Bandit’

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Investigators are trying to figure out if a sandwich store robbery on Thursday is connected to two dozen similar cases across the Denver metropolitan area.

On Thursday night, police responded to the Jimmy John's off of South Yosemite Street after a gunman, wearing a ski mask and sweatshirt, robbed the store with customers and employees inside.

"This case is under investigation and detectives are looking into a connection between other robberies in the Denver metro area with a possible link to the “32 Bandit”. said Crystal Dean, a spokesperson for the Greenwood Village Police Department.

The 32-bandit, suspected in over two dozen robberies, often enters a business with a gun drawn and demands cash before taking off on foot. Some surveillance pictures show the suspect wearing a sweatshirt with the number "32" on the front side.

"We all did what he said to do, nobody really wanted to test him," said Ryan Sedivec, a cashier inside the restaurant at the time of the restaurant.

Workers gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash before he left on foot. No one was injured in the robbery but police are still trying to find out if Thursday's case is connected to others.

"You can't really backtalk a guy with a gun, I mean that would be putting your own life in danger." added Sedevic on Friday afternoon.


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