DENVER - Brothers who earned the nickname "Milli Vanilli bandits" for allegedly wearing wigs during some of their alleged robberies are now facing formal charges.
Jeremy Ervin, 33, and Derrick Ervin, 30, are both charged with one count of kidnapping and multiple counts of both aggravated robbery and menacing. The charges were announced Tuesday by Denver District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough.
Police have said the brothers were being investigated for involvement in these robberies:
-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 Ervins are both in custody at the Denver Detention Center. Jeremy Ervin's bond is set at $400,000 and Derrick's bond is set at $300,000 -- $50,000 for each count against them.
A court appearance for an advisement is scheduled on Dec. 26 and a preliminary hearing for other previous charges is scheduled for Jan. 8.
Kimbrough wrote that other charges are likely as the investigation continues.
"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.