FBI Seeks Information Concerning Trick or Treat Bandits
|FBI Denver May 22, 2013|
The Denver and Aurora Police Departments, along with the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF), are investigating nine bank robberies that recently occurred. It is believed that all were committed by the same group of individuals.
These individuals have been dubbed “The Trick or Treat Bandits” by the RMSSTF. In one of the photographs, a subject is carrying what appears to be a pillowcase, which could be used as a trick or treat goodie bag.
Witness accounts and in several of the attached photographs of the subjects, show them carrying what appear to be handguns.
All of these subjects are described as black males, in their early to mid-20s, and approximately 5’6” to 6’0” in height and 160 to 200 pounds.
These suspects are considered armed and dangerous, do not approach, and notify law enforcement immediately.
The Trick or Treat Bandits are believed to be responsible for the following bank robberies.
1. December 3, 2012, Monday, 9:15 a.m.
10190 East Colfax Ave, Aurora, Colorado
2. December 7, 2012, Friday, 2:43 p.m.
747 South Colorado Blvd, Denver, Colorado
3. March 11, /2013, Monday, 12:10 p.m.
1038 East 6th Avenue, Denver, Colorado
4. March 14, 2013, Thursday, 4:02 p.m.
Wells Fargo Bank
1001 South Monaco St, Denver, Colorado
5. March 27, /2013, Wednesday, 10:28 a.m.
2850 North Quebec St, Denver, Colorado
6. April 11, 2013, Thursday, 4:36 p.m.
8901 East Hampton Ave, Denver, Colorado
7. April 24, 2013, Wednesday, 9:37 a.m.
1100 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado
8. May 6, 2013, Monday, 2:45 p.m.
Community Banks of Colorado
7900 East 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado
9. May 15, 2013, Wednesday, 9:27 a.m.
Bellco Credit Union
14302 East Cedar Ave, Aurora, Colorado
The subjects enter the bank, make money demands with a weapon, and flee.
Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence 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 best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.
If anyone has any information on the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).