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Armed Robbery

From: AMW
Country: USA
State: CO
CrimeType: Robbery
Date: 06 Jun 2000
Time: 11:29:10
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CRAIG MICHAEL PRITCHERT Armed Bank Robbery, (2 Cts.)

Age: 37 (DOB 02-01-63) Sex: Male Race: White Height: 5' Weight: 185 lbs Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Brown Scars: Unknown Tattoos: Unknown

FBI agents describe Craig Michael Pritchert as a high-living, day trader who covers his stock market losses by robbing banks. Agents say Pritchert and his long-time girlfriend, Nova Esther Guthrie have traveled around the United States like a high-tech version of "Bonnie and Clyde." Pritchert was released from federal prison in Arizona on June 11, 1996 after serving time for a Las Vegas, Nevada bank robbery. After his release, Pritchert lived in Phoenix until August 13, 1997, when agents say he allegedly robbed Norwest Bank in nearby Scottsdale. Authorities say Pritchert, Guthrie and an unnamed associate are also charged with the armed robbery of the Bank of Southwest in Durango, Colorado on October 31, 1997. Agents say Pritchert and Guthrie continued their crime spree and most recently held up the Wells Fargo Bank in Mesa, Arizona on August 13, 1999.

The robberies have all been meticulously planned, employing scanners, handcuffs, guns, two-way radios, masks, and well-timed precision to gain access to the bank vault where the large amounts of currency are stored. Guthrie is believed to have been the getaway driver in the Durango robbery.

Data from: FBI-Denver / CO

Last changed: June 06, 2000