The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men suspected of robbing, or attempting to rob, at least nine banks since August 2008, including one in Arvada.
They are dubbed the Two Tall Bandits. Investigators say that in some of the robberies, only one of the subjects has been observed, however, as they were seen together at four of the banks.
A reward is possible if someone can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the robbers.
The robberies have occurred on various days of the week, and at different times of day. The robber(s) enter the bank and approach a teller. One robber displays a threatening bank robbery demand note demanding money. They have fled on foot from the scene with the stolen money; however, it is suspected they have a vehicle close-by. On August 29th, one of the robbers may have entered an older model SUV type vehicle, driven by a third unknown suspect.
The Two Tall Bandits are suspected of robbing the following banks:
--November 5, 2008: U.S. BANK, 12340 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado
--November 3, 2008: COMPASS BANK, 4988 North Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado
--October 20, 2008: COMPASS BANK, 4988 North Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado
--September 30, 2008: U.S. BANK, 12340 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado
--September 23, 2008: NORTH VALLEY BANK, 8410 North Umatilla Street, Federal Heights, Colorado
--September 15, 2008: CHASE BANK, 8015 North Kipling Street, Arvada, Colorado
--August 29, 2008: US BANK, 10395 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado
--August 14, 2008 : NORTH VALLEY BANK, 8410 North Umatilla Street, Federal Heights, Colorado
--August 7, 2008: US BANK, 10395 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado
The Two Tall Bandits are generally described in a similar manner as:
- White Male or Hispanic
- Approximately 20 to 30 years of age
- Approximately 5’07” to 5”10”
- Average build
- Sometimes wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses
If anyone has any information pertaining to the bank robberies listed above, please contact the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at (303) 629-7171.