Metro Area Police Search For ‘Two And A Half Bandits’
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Law enforcement and the FBI across the Denver metro area are searching for an organized bank robbery crew, dubbed “Two and a Half Bandits.” They earned the nickname because one of the suspects is shorter than the other two.
“The name stems from the three bandits that are robbers in this case, that go into the bank. The half refers to the female in the group who stands only five feet tall,” said Aurora Police Detective Bob Friel.
They are believed to have robbed seven banks over the past five months in Aurora, Denver and Westminster.
There are surveillance photos from several robberies showing the suspects. They are seen in the photos wearing masks that cover their faces and sometimes hats on their heads.
Wells Fargo is offering a single reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the robberies.
The first suspect is a black woman, 5’0″ tall, the second suspect is a black man, 5’8″-5’9″ tall, the third suspect is described as a black man, 5’7″-5’8″ tall.
In the most recent bank robbery, a fourth suspect was the getaway driver. He is described as a black man, approximately 40 years old with a short afro, no facial hair and wearing eye glasses.
Those bank locations that were robbed are as follows:
March 3: Liberty Savings Bank, located at 9660 E. Alameda Ave., Denver
April 8: U.S. Bank, located at 3454 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster
April 18: 1st Bank, located at 5105 Chambers Rd., Denver
April 19: TCF Bank, located at 1710 S. Havana St., Aurora
May 4: Wells Fargo Bank, located at 999 S. Sable Blvd., Aurora
July 16: Bank of the West, located at 1389 S. Havana St., Aurora
July 21: Wells Fargo Bank, located at 999 S. Sable Blvd., Aurora
Anyone with information about the bank robberies is asked to 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 Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867) and may be eligible for an additional reward of up to $25,000 from Wells Fargo Bank.