DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver have teamed up with the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force to capture what have been called “extremely violent bank robbers.”
During both bank robberies the suspects used the muzzles of their handguns to move customers and employees around inside the bank and also ordered them to get on the ground.READ MORE: Good Samaritan Rescues 1 Person From Burning Apartment In Aurora
The suspects robbed the Public Service Credit Union at 7055 East Evans Boulevard in Arapahoe County on April 17 at 5 p.m. The second bank robbed was the First Bank at 8901 East Hampden Boulevard in Denver on July 8 at 10:10 a.m.
During the Public Service Credit Union robbery the suspects entered the business with handguns, robbed it and ran away. They wore gloves, masks, sunglasses, baggy clothes with baseball hats and had most of their skin covered. Witnesses told investigators that another person drove the suspects to the credit union in what appeared to be a Jeep Cherokee.
During the First Bank robbery the suspects entered the bank with handguns, robbed it and fled. The robbers wore clothing similar to the first robbery, 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 once again driven to the bank by a third person in a stolen Jeep Cherokee that has since been recovered.READ MORE: Colorado National Guard Helicopter Hoists Hiker Who Fell In Rocky Mountain National Park
A witness observed three light-skinned possibly African American males run from the area where the stolen Jeep was dumped and enter a tan or grey Saturn SUV, possibly a Vue.
The suspects were described by victims as possibly Hispanic or African American males, 20 to 30 years old. Suspect one is described as 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a stocky build. Suspect two is described as approximately 6-foot with a slim build and pronounced limp.
Additional Information From The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force:
Please be on the lookout for anyone matching these suspect descriptions. Be aware of anyone similar who might have recently changed their spending habits or discussed coming into money suddenly.MORE NEWS: Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?
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).