FBI joins manhunt for ‘Milli Vanilli Bandits’

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DENVER — The FBI has now joined the investigation into robberies in metro Denver authorities say are being committed by the “Milli Vanilli Bandits.”

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, Denver Police and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office are working together investigating 13 armed robberies in metro Denver.

The FBI is investigating these robberies as a potential violation of the HOBBS ACT—Title 18, United States Code, 1951 – which is a federal statute that prohibits the obstruction of interstate commerce by robbery or extortion,” says FBI spokesman Dave Joly.

There are two suspects and they’re called the “Milli Vanilli Bandits” because of their choice of wigs worn during the robberies.

Suspect number one is a White or Hispanic male, 5’8″ – 5’10”, 160 lbs. with a gray hoodie, gray mask or black leather jacket.

Suspect number two is a Black male, 6-feet tall with a gray hoodie and a long black wig.

Both are considered armed and dangerous. The FBI warns people to not approach them but to notify law enforcement immediately.

The pair is accused of committing the following robberies according to the FBI:

1. Saturday, 11/09/13, 8:10 p.m., Subway – 7327 E Colfax Ave.

2. Saturday, 11/09/13, 8:58 p.m., O’Reillys – 2887 N Colorado Blvd.

3. Sunday, 11/10/13, 8:20 p.m., Family Dollar – 990 N Federal Blvd.

4. Sunday, 11/10/13, 8:45 p.m., Jersey Mikes – 555 N Broadway

5. Sunday, 11/10/13, 9:20 p.m., Jimmy Johns – 361 E Alameda Ave.

6. Friday, 11/15/13, 11:25 p.m., Silver Mine Subs – 700 N Colorado Blvd.

7. Sunday, 11/17/13, 7:27 p.m., Papa Johns – 1505 E Evans Ave.

8. Sunday, 11/17/13, 8:13 p.m., Dominos – 2917 W 38th Ave.

9. Sunday, 11/17/13, 9:03 p.m., Big Daddy’s – 4250 W Colfax

10. Tuesday, 11/19/13, 8:12 p.m., Papa Murphys – 1366 N Leyden St.

11. Friday, 11/29/13, 7:05 p.m., Pat’s Philly Steaks – 7419 E Iliff Ave.

12. Friday, 11/29/13, 6:40 p.m., Queens Nails – 909 S Oneida St.

13. Friday, 11/29/13, 8:20 p.m., Quality Inn – 3975 N Peoria St.

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