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A Bonnie and Clyde type bank robbery

Posted in Misc Crime November 20th, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

The other day, a quiet suburb of Denver, Colorado experienced a Bonnie and Clyde type of bank robbery. A couple walked into a 1st Bank branch in the Denver area and demanded money. The male bank robber was not polite and a heated verbal exchange developed. They made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Shortly afterwards, police spotted their vehicle and chased the robbers. Both the man and woman robber were shooting at police officers during the chase. However, the police were able to disable their car and shots were fired between the robbers’ car and police. Police say the male suspect, who was driving the car, was killed and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman, who was the passenger, was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Two police officers were injured during the gun battle.

The FBI said that this was the first time that these bank robbers tried to rob a bank in Colorado. They were not residents of Colorado but from another state. According to FBI statistics, this year in Colorado, there have been 158 bank robberies. Last year, there were 150 bank robberies, most of them in the metro area of Denver. Current statistics also show that Michigan as well as Colorado has the most bank robberies throughout the country.

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