DENVER - Over a dozen armed robberies in the Denver area are being blamed on a pair of crooks nicknamed the "Milli Vanilli Bandits" because of the wigs worn during the crimes.
7NEWS first reported on the case on Nov. 18, when the pair was wanted for just two robberies.
The FBI announced Tuesday that they were working with the Denver Police Department and the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office to investigate the bandits' involvement in 13 robberies. Almost all crimes all occurred on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays during November.
The 13 robberies are:
-Saturday, 11/09/13, 8:10 p.m., Subway - 7327 E Colfax Ave.
-Saturday, 11/09/13, 8:58 p.m., O’Reillys - 2887 N Colorado Blvd.
-Sunday, 11/10/13, 8:20 p.m., Family Dollar - 990 N Federal Blvd.
-Sunday, 11/10/13, 8:45 p.m., Jersey Mikes - 555 N Broadway
-Sunday, 11/10/13, 9:20 p.m., Jimmy Johns - 361 E Alameda Ave.
-Friday, 11/15/13, 11:25 p.m., Silver Mine Subs - 700 N Colorado Blvd.
-Sunday, 11/17/13, 7:27 p.m., Papa Johns - 1505 E Evans Ave.
-Sunday, 11/17/13, 8:13 p.m., Dominos - 2917 W 38th Ave.
-Sunday, 11/17/13, 9:03 p.m., Big Daddy’s - 4250 W Colfax
-Tuesday, 11/19/13, 8:12 p.m., Papa Murphys - 1366 N Leyden St.
-Friday, 11/29/13, 7:05 p.m., Pat’s Philly Steaks - 7419 E Iliff Ave.
-Friday, 11/29/13, 6:40 p.m., Queens Nails - 909 S Oneida St.
-Friday, 11/29/13, 8:20 p.m., Quality Inn - 3975 N Peoria St.
The suspect wearing the namesake wig is a black man who is approximately 6-feet tall. The other suspect is a white or Hispanic man between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10. During robberies, he wears a gray hoodie or a black leather jacket and a gray mask.
"Milli Vanilli" was the name of a 1980s pop duo known for their long dreadlocks and for infamously being stripped of their 1989 Grammy award for Best New Artists after they were exposed for not singing on their debut album and lip-synching to songs in concert.