Saturday, September 19, 2009

Seeking Information on the “The Blue Collar Bandit”

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the he "Blue Collar Bandit.” On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, an unknown male entered the Wells Fargo Bank located inside the Fry’s grocery store at 4202 W. Cactus in Glendale.

He approached the teller window and made an oral demand for money. The victim teller provided an undisclosed amount of money. He then demanded more money from another teller and threatened the teller with a semi-auto handgun. The unknown male received an undisclosed amount of money and exited the bank on foot. No vehicle was seen.

The unknown male is described as a Hispanic male, 20 – 30 years, 5’11” to 6’0”, 180 lbs., average build, green plaid long sleeve shirt, beige khaki pants, beige camouflage fishing hat, carrying a silver semi-auto handgun.

The unknown male has allegedly robbed the following additional banks:

Wells Fargo Bank, 8/6/09, 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Wells Fargo Bank, 8/11/09, 6965 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale
Sun Bank, 8/20/09, 5010 N. 95th Ave., Glendale
Wells Fargo Bank, 9/3/09, 5115 N. Dysart Road, Litchfield
Wells Fargo Bank, 9/9/09, 20205 N. 67th Ave., Glendale
Wells Fargo Bank is offering a $5,000.00 reward.

Please contact the FBI Phoenix Division at (602) 279-5511, with any information about the identity of “The Blue Collar Bandit” and/or information about the bank robberies.

Source: F.B.I. (Phoenix Office)

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