The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the High Country Bandits, an armed crew who have allegedly committed three bank robberies across Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Prescott Valley, and in Payson. The unknown male identified as suspect number one points a semi-automatic handgun at the victim teller(s) and demands money. He obtains an undisclosed amount of money then orders everyone on the ground and exits the financial institution with a second suspect.
Suspect number one is described as a White male, 20’s - 40’s, approximately 5’5” – 5’7”, slight build, wearing dark clothing, gloves, baseball cap, sunglasses, and a facemask that covers at least the lower half of his face. There is no description for suspect number two.
The following credit union and banks have been robbed:
Arizona Central Credit Union, 1948 South Woodland Village Blvd, Flagstaff, Arizona, 10/14/09.
Country Bank, 3044 North Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley, Arizona, 10/30/09.
Compass Bank, 613 S. Beeline Highway, Payson, Arizona, 11/25/09.
Please contact the FBI at (602) 279-5511 with any information about the identity of the High Country Bandits.
Source: F.B.I. Phoenix Office