$50,000 reward offered for suspects who stole $1.5 million in 2 robberies

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The FBI is asking for public assistance in identifying two individuals accused of being the “Trash Talking Bandits” after they allegedly stole $1.5 million in the largest amount of money taken in state history.

Wells Fargo is offering $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the two suspects who struck for a second time earlier this week.

The suspects were given the label because of their verbally abusive and aggressive demeanor during the robberies.

The first robbery was Jan. 21 at a Wells Fargo branch at 7401 Federal Blvd. in Westminster. The suspects fled in a 1992 black Jeep Cherokee, which was stolen from unincorporated north Denver.

The second robbery was Tuesday at a Wells Fargo branch at 6000 W. 44th Ave. in Westminster in which the suspects wore face coverings while using handguns. They fled in a 2004 black Honda Element, which was reported stolen in south Denver on June 14.

Suspect Descriptions

  • #1: Hispanic or white male, 18-30 years old, 5’3″-5’6″, medium build
  • #2: Hispanic or white male, 18-30 years old, 5’7″-5’9″, medium build

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information on either robbery, they are asked to call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

In addition to the reward offered by Wells Fargo, a reward of up to $2,000 is available from Crime Stoppers.

See the bank robbery alert poster