Wells Fargo increases award for ‘Trash Talking Bandits’ to $50K

DENVER — Wells Fargo has increased the award again for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of two men who robbed one of its banks in Westminster on Jan. 21, according to the Denver Federal Investigations Bureau office.

On Wednesday, the FBI announced the award had been increased to $50,000.

The FBI said its investigation with the Westminster Police Department continues, and the bureau released new photos Wednesday surrounding the incident.

On Feb. 4, with the assistance of private attorney Michael Pellow, the FBI Denver office recovered a significant amount of the stolen cash, said the FBI.

Investigators verified that the money was taken during the Wells Fargo Bank burglary.

The FBI said Pellow could not release the identify of the individual who gave him the cash, but he did add that the suspects may still have a large quantity of the stolen cash, including a stash of the new-styled one-hundred dollar bills.

The recovered money was presented to the FBI in a green Sportman’s Dry Box, which was contained in a blue and yellow duffle bag, said feds.

“Health dynamics personal fitness profile at Columbia Hospital” was printed on the bag.

Known as the “Trash Talking Bandits” for their verbally abusive and aggressive nature during the bank robbery, the two suspects of unknown race reportedly stole the largest amount of money in recent Colorado history, according to Denver FBI Special Agent Charge Thomas Ravenelle.

Investigators said the two suspects are considered armed and dangerous. They expressed concern about the individuals acting out again in a similar violent nature.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-435-7787.


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