Man dressed as Santa robs Phoenix bank

Bank robbery suspect

Credit: FBI

A man dressed as Santa Claus robbed a Bank of America near Happy Valley Road and 23rd Avenue in Phoenix.


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 19 at 3:12 PM

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PHOENIX -- The FBI is searching for a suspect who dressed up as Santa Claus and robbed a Bank of America in Phoenix.

According to the FBI, the suspect entered the bank at 2501 W. Happy Valley Road at approximately 3:35 p.m. on Dec. 7 and demanded money from a teller. He was given a known quantity of cash.

The suspect then fled the bank and got into a black or dark gray four-door Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by a second suspect described as a black male, approximately 30 years old.

No weapon was displayed.

Anyone with information is asked to call 623-466-1999.