FBI Denver
Courtney Bernal
December 28, 2017

FBI Seeking Information About a Bank Robbery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

The Wheat Ridge Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating a bank robbery.

  • Bank of the West
  • 7575 West 44th Avenue
  • Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • December 26, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, ranging from 30 to 50 years of age, approximately 5’6” to 5’7” tall, with a thin build, and black and gray hair (thinning on top). The suspect was wearing a blue jacket, gray ski mask, red gloves, and sunglasses.

During the robbery the suspect vaulted the counter, verbally demanded and received money, and fled the bank on foot.

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 the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.

If anyone has any information regarding the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).