Peoria bank robber sought by FBI

Bank robbery suspect

Credit: FBI

A man wearing a straw hat, a bandanna, and red and black gloves robbed the Chase Bank near Peoria and 99th avenues on Sept. 25.


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 7:07 PM

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- The FBI is working to track down a suspect who robbed a Chase Bank in Peoria last month.

A man wearing a straw hat and a bandanna over his face entered the bank near Peoria and 99th avenues shortly before 2 p.m. on Sept. 25.

The suspect placed a black duffel bag on the teller station and verbally demanded money. He repeatedly told the tellers not to give him a dye pack, according to the FBI.

The suspect received a known amount of cash then fled the bank. He got into a white mid-size pickup truck with a chrome toolbox in the bed and left the area.

No weapon was seen.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, possibly in his 40s, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with an average build. He was wearing a tan straw landscaper-type hat and had a blue or black bandanna covering his face.

He also had on dark sunglasses, gray shorts, a gray long-sleeve T-shirt with an unknown logo on the front, red and black motocross-type gloves with white writing on the top, and brown or black tennis shoes.

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