'Can You Hear Me Now Bandit' linked to 14 bank robberies

'Can You Hear Me Now Bandit' linked to 14 bank robberies

Credit: FBI

Surveillance photo from a US Bank in Chandler on Oct. 7

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 11 at 4:46 PM

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The FBI is searching for a suspect who has now been linked to 14 bank robberies in the Phoenix area.

The FBI has released a surveillance photo of the "Can You Hear Me Now Bandit" taken during an alleged attempted robbery of a US Bank near McQueen and Ray roads in Chandler on Friday.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is asking or the public's help to identify and locate the suspect.

The robber is described as a white or Hispanic male in his early 20s to early 30s with short black hair. He is between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 150 to 180 pounds.

Police say the robber started off wearing jeans, button-down shirts and a black hat during the initial robberies but has been photographed wearing a black suit, necktie and a fedora in later ones. He has also worn a pageboy hat or cowboy hat during some of the robberies.

He often appears to be talking on a cell phone, which is how he got his moniker.

Wells Fargo and US Bank are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Any information regarding the "Can You Hear Me Now Bandit" should be reported to the FBI at 602-279-5511 or online at www.BanditTrackerArizona.com.
 

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