FBI: Wells Fargo robbery largest in recent Colo. history

Surveillance video showed one of the robbers in the Wells Fargo bank.

Surveillance video showed one of the robbers in the Wells Fargo bank.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Wells Fargo has increased the reward they are offering for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of two people who robbed a bank last week.

During a news conference Friday, the FBI spokesman Dave Joly would not say specifically how money was stolen, but he said it “is the largest in recent Colorado history.”

The two thieves have been dubbed the Trash Talking Bandits “because of their verbally abusive and aggressive demeanor while committing this bank robbery,” Joly said.

“Law enforcement is particularly concerned with the level of violence used by these criminals and the possibility of them acting again, resulting in serious injury to an innocent person,” Joly said.

The robbery happened Jan. 21 at the Westminster bank at W. 74th Avenue and Federal.

According to the FBI, two men in their 20s entered the bank just after 4 p.m. Both had handguns and left with a large sum of money.

Surveillance video of the robbery showed one of the men wearing a white jacket and carrying a black garbage bag.

The duo left the bank in a black Jeep Cherokee. Police said the Jeep was stolen in the north metro area several days before the robbery.

Wells Fargo Bank Robbery suspect. Surveillance photo: FBI

“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,” Joly said.

Wells Fargo increased the reward they will give for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the thieves to $35,000.

One of the thieves is described as approximately 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-9, with a medium build. The second is 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10, with a thin build.

If anyone has any information on this bank robbery, 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 $2,000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).