Run-N-Gun Bandits sought in Phoenix, Mesa bank robberies

The Run-N-Gun Bandits

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The Run-N-Gun Bandits

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 22 at 7:38 AM

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PHOENIX -- The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is investigating two bank robberies that were likely committed by the same two individuals dubbed The Run-N-Gun Bandits.

The Desert Schools Federal Credit Union near 32nd Street and Bell Road in Phoenix was robbed on Oct. 4 and the Desert Schools Federal Credit Union near Baseline and Alma School roads in Mesa was hit on Oct. 15.

During each of the robberies, the two males entered the credit union at the same time, one of them brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun.

FBI officials said the suspect with the gun remained in the customer lobby while the other suspect confronted employees and demanded money. They also robbed customers inside the branches.

After obtaining cash, the bandits fled on foot through the parking lot.

One suspect is described as a thin black male, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds with dark long hair extending in a ponytail down his back and a 1/4-inch scar over his left eyebrow. He was wearing dark clothing during the robberies. He has worn a dark Dallas Cowboys baseball hat and a black Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap.

The suspect with the gun is described as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with dark hair. He was wearing dark clothing, a dark bandanna covering his face and a black baseball cap with an LA Kings emblem on the front.

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is offering up to a $5,000 reward for original information leading to the arrest and conviction of these individuals.

Anyone with information regarding these two robberies should contact the FBI at 623-466-1999 or go to www.BanditTrackerArizona.com.

 

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