Bank robbed Saturday; police ask for help identifying robber who escaped with money

DENVER - Armed with a handgun, a tall black man robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Denver last Saturday and escaped with the money he stole.

Denver Police and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are currently investigating the crime that occurred at the Wells Fargo at 2043 South Colorado Blvd. and are asking for the public's help in locating the suspect.

"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," said FBI Denver's Suzie Payne in a press release on Thursday.

The suspect is approximately 20 to 30 years old, about 6-foot-3 in height and was described as having a thin build.

More than $30 million was stolen during approximately 5,000 bank robberies in 2011, according to the FBI. Robberies take place most often on Fridays, the website said.

Anyone with information on the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, is asked to call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171. Callers may remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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