DENVER (CBS4)– The FBI is asking for help identifying the “Trash Talking Bandits” and Wells Fargo Bank is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.
The two men robbed a Wells Fargo Bank on Jan. 21. They have been dubbed the “Trash Talking Bandits” because they are very aggressive and verbally abusive when they robbed the bank.
“They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. They had an understanding of how to get into the vault,” said FBI spokesman Dave Joly.
They used handguns to intimidate and terrify victim employees and bank customers, to include placing the barrel of a gun to the head of bank employees. Several customers and employees continue to be severely traumatized by this event, with one employee who has not returned to work.
The FBI 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.
The FBI did recover half of the cash stolen in that Wells Fargo Bank robbery with the cooperation of private attorney Michael Pellow.
Pellow declined to tell the FBI who committed the robbery.
“The attorney won’t tell us where he go the cash but he said his client asked him to provide it to law enforcement,” said Joly.
Those responsible may still be in possession of a significant number of the new style, $100 bills taken during the robbery.
The money was presented to the FBI in a green “Sportsman’s Dry Box” which was located in a blue and yellow duffle bag which had “HEALTH DYNAMICS PERSONAL FITNESS PROFILE AT COLUMBIA HOSPITAL” printed on it.
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 $50,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of the robbers.
The two suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of other individuals being involved.
“If anyone has mentioned this attorney’s name. If they have a relationship with him we’d like them to come forward,” said Joly.
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.