COLORADO, USA — Federal and local authorities are asking for help finding a woman who they say robbed banks in Westminster and Thornton.
In the first robbery, the suspect walked into the Key Bank at 7198 Federal Blvd. in Westminster just before 5 p.m. and handed a note to a teller, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The FBI said the suspect threatened to harm the teller before running from the bank.
The suspect is described as a white woman who is about 40-50 years old with shoulder-length blond, wavy hair. She is about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs around 130-140 pounds, according to the FBI. She was wearing a short-sleeved Denver Broncos t-shirt, dark-colored leggings, black gloves, black sunglasses and an orange and white face mask during the robbery, the FBI said.
The bank is located near the intersection of Federal Boulevard and West 72nd Avenue.
In the second robbery, the FBI said, the woman walked into the Vectra Bank at 4153 E. 136th Ave in Thornton on Wednesday and handed a teller a note before taking off.
During that robbery she wore a teal green t-shirt, blue jeans, dark-colored shoes with white soles, black latex gloves and a white face mask, according to the FBI.
That bank is located just east of the intersection of East 136th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
The FBI asked the public to be on the lookout for anyone matching the suspect’s description and to be aware of anyone similar who might have recently changed their spending habits or discussed coming into money suddenly.
Bank robbery is punishable up to a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.
Anyone with information on the bank robberies above, or any bank robbery, is asked to call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171.
Those with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation.
From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted.
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