FBI Denver
Courtney Bernal
November 16, 2017

The FBI Seeks Public's Assistance in Armed Bank Robbery

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

1st Bank
4350 Wadsworth Blvd.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
November 15, 2017, 12:54 a.m.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or white male, approximately 20 to 30 years of age, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, 130 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, with a thin build. The suspect was seen wearing a brown hat and dark colored hoodie.

The suspect demanded money from bank employees, received money, and fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect stated he had a weapon, although none was seen. No one was injured.

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 on 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 two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).