WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - Two of the biggest bank robberies in recent Colorado history are believed to have been committed by the same duo. The FBI is calling them the "Trash Talking Bandits."
In their most recent suspected robbery, the pair hit Wells Fargo Bank at 6000 W 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge. FBI spokeswoman KellyRose Olson said carried handguns, covered their faces and used a stolen 2004 black Honda Element in this crime.
The Honda was reported stolen three days before the robbery, Olson said. It was found after the robbery in the West 2600 block of 62nd Avenue, after being set on fire.
"This robbery, like the one that occurred on 01/21/2014, also resulted in one of the largest monetary losses in Colorado history," Olson wrote.
The January 21 robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank at 7401 Federal Boulevard in Westminster. After that robbery, they drove away in a 1992 black Jeep Cherokee that was stolen out of unincorporated north Denver.
The car was found near the bank about a week later.
The moniker "Trash Talking Bandits" came about after the January crime because of their verbally abusive and aggressive behavior, Olson explained.
Olson released the information about the suspected link between the robbery Thursday afternoon, along with the announcement that the FBI will be holding a press conference about the investigation Friday at 9:30 a.m.