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Seeking Information on the “Hopping Hooded Bandits”

FBI Denver December 24, 2009
  • Media Coordinator Dave Joly (303) 630-6060

On Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at approximately 5:28 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at Bank of Denver, 800 East 17th Ave., Denver, Colorado.

The suspects were described as three black males, early 20's, wearing all dark clothing.

The suspects all wore masked and were armed with handguns, entered the bank, took money, and fled.

Please see the below photographs of the bank robbery suspects.

These bank robbers have been dubbed the “Hopping Hooded Bandits” by the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force for their brazen take over-style bank robbery of hopping over the teller counter while armed.

Two of the banks that have been robbed are offering an additional $5000.00 each for information provided to law enforcement to aid in the apprehension of these individuals. Crimestoppers is offering $2000.00 and the FBI Denver Division has more than doubled these funds for a total of $25.000.00 to the individual who can assist in providing information leading to the arrest of these dangerous bank robbers.  

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison term for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.

If anyone has any information on the above bank robbery or any of the bank robbers described above, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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