'Milli Vanilli Bandits' named for wig worn during robberies in the Denver area

DENVER - A pair of armed robbery suspects wanted in Denver are being called the "Milli Vanilli Bandits" because of the long wig worn by at least one of the suspects.

"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.

Denver Police say two men were responsible for armed robberies on Nov. 9 and Nov. 17. Police released surveillance camera photos of the robbery suspects on Monday.

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.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers in 720-913-7867.

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