Photos: Do you recognize the Trick or Treat Bandits?
The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force has dubbed a crew of bank robbers the Trick or Treat Bandits because surveillance footage shows one member holding a pillowcase like a goodie bag.
And goodies they've collected. The feds suspect them of knocking off nine banks or the like from December 2012 to last week. Look below to see photos of the suspects in action (some of them waving guns), as well as the list of crime sites and info about how you can earn some cash if you can point the law their way.
The Denver and Aurora Police Departments, along with the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF) are investigating 9 bank robberies that recently occurred. It is believed that all were committed by the same group of individuals.
These individuals have been dubbed "The Trick or Treat Bandits" by the RMSSTF. In one of the photographs a subject is carrying what appears to be a pillowcase, which could be used as a trick or treat goodie bag.
Witness accounts and in several of the attached photographs of the subjects, show them carrying what appear to be handguns.
All of these subjects are described as black males, in their early to mid 20's, approximately 5'6" to 6'0" in height, 160 to 200 pounds.
These suspects are considered armed and dangerous, do not approach, and notify law enforcement immediately.
"The Trick or Treat Bandits" are believed to be responsible for the following bank robberies.
1. 12/3/2012, Monday, 9:15 a.m. U.S. Bank 10190 East Colfax Ave, Aurora, Colorado
2. 12/7/2012, Friday, 2:43 p.m. Chase Bank 747 South Colorado Blvd, Denver, Colorado
3. 3/11/2013, Monday, 12:10 p.m. Chase Bank 1038 East 6th Avenue, Denver, Colorado
4. 3/14/2013, Thursday, 4:02 p.m. Wells Fargo Bank 1001 South Monaco St, Denver, Colorado
5. 3/27/2013, Wednesday, 10:28 a.m. First Bank 2850 North Quebec St, Denver, Colorado
6. 4/11/2013, Thursday, 4:36 p.m. First Bank 8901 East Hampton Ave, Denver, Colorado
7. 4/24/2013, Wednesday, 9:37 a.m. U.S. Bank 1100 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado
8. 5/6/2013, Monday, 2:45 p.m. Community Banks of Colorado 7900 East 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado
9. 5/15/2013, Wednesday, 9:27 a.m. Bellco Credit Union 14302 East Cedar Ave, Aurora, Colorado
The subjects enter the bank, make money demands with a weapon, and flee.
Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.
The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.
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).
More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa March: "Video: Thong Bandit, serial flasher, haunting alleys near Sloan's Lake."