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FBI Continues to Seek Violent Bank Robbers
Reward for Information Increased to $50,000

FBI Denver February 26, 2014
  • Media Coordinator Dave Joly (303) 630-6060

The Westminster Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are continuing their investigation into a violent bank robbery.

Wells Fargo Bank
7401 Federal Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado
January 21, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

On February 4, 2014, with the assistance of private attorney Michael Pellow, the FBI Denver Field Office recovered a substantial amount of cash. Investigators confirmed this money was taken during the Wells Fargo Bank robbery on January 21, 2014.

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Attorney Pellow declined to identify the person who gave him the money. The individuals who committed this robbery may still be in possession of a significant number of the new style, one-hundred dollar bills taken during the robbery.

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When presented to the FBI, the money was contained in a green Sportsman’s Dry Box.

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The box was located in a blue and yellow duffel bag. Printed on the bag was Health Dynamics Personal Fitness Profile at Columbia Hospital.

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The robbers are believed to be males of an unknown race.

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They are dubbed the Trash Talking Bandits because of their verbally abusive and aggressive demeanor while committing this take-over style bank robbery. They used handguns to intimidate and terrify victim employees and bank customers, to include placing the barrel of a gun to the head of bank employees. Several customers and employees continue to be severely traumatized by this event, with one employee who has not returned to work.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying these individuals. Wells Fargo Bank is offering a reward up to $50,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of these bank robbers.

If anyone has any information on this bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-435-7787.

The two suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of other individuals being involved.

Law enforcement is particularly concerned with the level of violence used by these criminals and the possibility of them acting again, resulting in serious injury to an innocent person.

For investigative purposes, the FBI will not disclose the actual amount of money taken during the robbery. The loss incurred during this robbery is believed to be the largest in Colorado history.