Coolidge bank robber allegedly threatens to shoot teller

Bank robbery suspect

Surveillance photo of robbery suspect at BBVA Compass Bank


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 16 at 10:38 AM

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COOLIDGE, Ariz. -- A man allegedly threatened a bank teller during a robbery in Coolidge Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

The suspect entered the BBVA Compass Bank at 419 W. Central Ave. shortly before 1 p.m. Police said he approached the teller and presented her with a robbery demand note then verbally demanded money.

The teller gave the suspect cash and watched as he flipped through the currency. Police said the suspect then verbally threatened to shoot the teller, however, no weapon was shown.

The suspect eventually took the money, along with the demand note, and fled the bank on foot.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall, 150 to 160 pounds, wearing a multicolored baseball cap, white short-sleeve T-shirt, black or dark blue shorts with white stripes running down each leg and white tennis shoes. He also had a white bandage on his right forearm.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the FBI at 623-466-1999.