Monday, October 19, 2009

The Hot Head Bandit – Wanted

Phoenix FBI Special Agent in Charge Nathan Thomas Gray announced today the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force, Phoenix Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying The Hot Head Bandit. He has allegedly robbed a total of five banks.

In today’s robbery an unknown male robbed the Wells Fargo Bank inside the Basha’s grocery store located at 5115 N. Dysart Road in Litchfield Park. The suspect approached the tellers, displayed a weapon and demanded money. Bank employees provided an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect exited the bank / grocery store on foot.

The unknown male is described as a White male, early to mid 50s, 5’6’’ – 5’8’, 150 – 200 lbs., dark t-shirt, shorts, dark sunglasses, and a baseball cap. In two of the robberies the unknown male wore a baseball cap with flames on it.

The following is a list of the other bank robberies:

US Bank, 8/17/2009, 440 N. Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear
M&I Bank, 8/20/2009, 19828 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix
National Bank of Arizona,9/18/2009, 20428 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix
US Bank, 9/29/2009, 4811 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix

Bank employees and customers are asked to be on the look out for The Hot Head Bandit.

Please, contact the FBI Phoenix Office at (602) 279-5511 or Silent Witness at 480-Witness with any information about The Hot Head Bandit and/or the bank robberies.

Source: F.B.I. Phoenix Office

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