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FBI Searches For ‘Trash Talking Bandits’ Who Robbed Westminster Bank

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DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Authorities are looking for two men who robbed a Westminster Wells Fargo bank while holding guns to the heads of customers and employees.

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At a rare news conference on Friday, Denver FBI Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle and Westminster Police Department Chief Lee Birk said the two men were very aggressive and verbally abusive when they robbed the bank on Jan. 21.

The have been dubbed the “Trash Talking Bandits.”

“The individuals responsible for this violent bank robbery used handguns to intimidate and terrify both victim employees and bank customers alike,” the FBI said in a statement. “They placed the barrel of a gun to the heads of bank employees.”

They said the amount of money taken in the bank robbery is the largest in recent Colorado history, but they did not disclose the amount taken.

“If someone has been seen with large amounts of cash or has changed their spending habits in a manner that would be cause for concern, please notify law enforcement,” the FBI said.

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The suspects are presumed to be men of an unknown race in their 20s. One is described as approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with a medium build. The second is 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a thin build.

Wells Fargo Bank is offering a reward up to $35,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of the robbers.

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Additional Information From The FBI

If anyone has any information on this bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-435-7787.

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