DENVER — The FBI and Denver Police Department are asking for the public’s help to identify two bank robbers they describe as “extremely violent.”
During two bank robberies, the suspects used the muzzles of their handguns to move customers and employees around and to order them to get on the ground, according to police reports.
The banks robbed include the Public Service Credit Union at 7055 E. Evans Blvd. at 5 p.m. on April 17 and the First Bank at 8901 E. Hampden Blvd. at 10:10 a.m. on July 8.
The suspects were described by victims as possibly Hispanic or African American males, approximately 20 to 30 years of age. Suspect One is described as approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 in height, with a stocky build. Suspect Two is described as approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build and pronounced limp.
During the April 17 robbery, police say that the suspects, armed with handguns, entered Public Services Credit Union, robbed it, and fled. The robbers wore gloves, masks, sunglasses, baggy clothes with baseball hats, and had most of their skin covered, police say.
Witnesses observed a third party drive the suspects to the Public Services Credit Union in what appeared to be a Jeep Cherokee, according to police.
During the July 8 robbery, police say that the suspects, armed with handguns, entered First Bank, robbed it, and fled. The robbers wore gloves, masks, sunglasses, what appeared to be brand new baggy clothing with merchandise tags hanging on the pants, hooded sweatshirts, and had their faces and hands covered.
The suspects were driven to the bank by a third party in a stolen Jeep Cherokee, now recovered by police. Police say a witness observed three light-skinned, possibly African American males run from the area where the car was subsequently dumped and enter a tan or grey Saturn SUV (possibly a Vue).
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.
Police are asking for the public to be on the lookout for anyone matching these suspect descriptions and to be aware of anyone similar who might have recently changed their spending habits or discussed coming into money suddenly.
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).AlertMe