Robber identified as ‘Gray Haired Bandit’

       The Colorado Springs Police Department Robbery Unit has identified the bank robbery suspect previously referred to as the “Gray Haired Bandit.” This individual, suspected in four separate local bank robberies since May, is Sammy Edward French Jr. French, 53, is described as a white male, 6'00” tall, 230 lbs with gray hair and brown eyes and (sometimes) facial hair.
       Allegedly, French's most recent robbery was July 3 at the Canon National Bank, 3204 W. Colorado Avenue.
       There is an active warrant for French for the charge of Aggravated Robbery. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Colorado Springs Police Robbery Unit at 667-2786 or Crime Stoppers at 634-7867.

Westside Pioneer/press release