The number of bank robberies in the metro area of late has apparently reached such heights that mainstream media can't keep up. Example: Last evening, my wife and some of her colleagues were dining at restaurant off Wadsworth when the credit union next door was held up -- and even mighty Google can't find any reference to it this morning.
No wonder the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, a branch of Denver's FBI office, has taken to naming thieves it's seeking; otherwise, garnering press attention in this wild west atmosphere would be damn near impossible. And when it comes to catching a couple suspected of one bank robbery and other armed robberies in the Greeley area in recent weeks, they've chosen a reliably catchy moniker: Bonnie and Clyde.
As you can see by the photo attached here, and another one below focusing on the female half of the duo, the wanted robbers don't look much like either Hollywood's version of the 1930s-era scofflaws, or the 1960s Hollywood version, either. But if it's a stretch, it's an understandable one given the number of pistol packers making unauthorized withdrawals these days. Learn more about B&C below:
UP TO $10,000.00 REWARD OFFERED IN "BONNIE AND CLYDE" ROBBERY INVESTIGATION
The FBI Denver Division and Greeley Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating the armed female and male robbery suspects dubbed "Bonnie and Clyde." These two are believed to be responsible for one bank robbery and several other robberies in the Greeley area since December 2009 and should be considered armed and dangerous. The FBI and Guaranty Bank and Trust are offering up to $10,000.00 for information leading to arrest(s) and conviction(s) in this matter.
On December 5, 2009, a lone armed male robber, matching the physical description of "Clyde," is believed to be responsible for robbing the Sinclair gas station located at 1801 9th Street, Greeley, Colorado. He pointed the gun at the employee and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He also attempted to rob this same location on December 19th, 2009. Both of these incidents took place late at night.
On December 15, 2009, at approximately 10:12 a.m., "Bonnie and Clyde" are believed responsible for the armed robbery of the Premier Cash Advance located at 3820 10th Street, Greeley, Colorado. They entered the business and threatened employees with handguns. They fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. They wore hooded sweatshirts, ball caps and had their faces covered.
On December 24, 2009, at approximately 8:40 a.m., "Bonnie and Clyde" entered the Guaranty Bank and Trust located at 930 11th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado, armed with handguns. nThey pointed guns at employees and grabbed one employee to direct that employee to follow their instructions. They fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
No vehicle description is available.
"Clyde" is generally described as: White or Hispanic male; mid 20's to mid 30's; approximately 6'00" to 6'02" tall; medium build, facial hair, gray sweatshirt, jeans, light colored baseball cap.
"Bonnie" is generally described as: White female; mid 20's to mid 30's; approximately 5'02" to 5"04" tall; thin build; light brown, shoulder length hair; dark sweatshirt, jeans, UG boots, sunglasses.
A reward is possible for information relevant to the identification and/or whereabouts of "Bonnie and Clyde." If anyone has additional information regarding any of the above robberies, or information on "Bonnie and Clyde", please contact the FBI Denver Division at (303)629-7171; or, the Greeley Police Department at (970) 350-9600.