UPDATE: Suspect charged in credit union, store robberies

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UPDATE DEC. 9:

The following is a press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office:

GLENDALE -- County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced today that James Dean Losey, 57 (DOB 11/23/51), has been indicted on charges related to his alleged participation in two separate robberies, including a branch of an Arizona Federal Credit Union, during the month of November in Glendale. Losey, who is a resident of Glendale, was charged in the December 4, 2008 indictment on one count of Robbery, a class four felony, one count of Robbery, a class two dangerous felony, and one count of Misconduct Involving Weapons, a class four felony. He was arrested on November 26, 2008.

According to a Glendale Police probable cause statement, Losey is suspected of threatening to shoot a weapon and demanding cash of a teller at the Arizona FCU on November 6, 2008. Further to the statement, he is suspected of threatening to shoot a cashier and demanding cash of him at a Quick Stop store on November 23, 2008. Losey is believed to have received $945.00 from the credit union and $133.00 from the Quick Stop. In both cases, witnesses described the suspect to be dressed in a black shirt, brown cowboy hat and sunglasses. Police were also told by witnesses that the suspect at both locations fled in a Red Ford Ranger pickup truck.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

GLENDALE - The following is a press release from the Glendale Police Department:

Glendale police detectives are asking for help in identifying a man who robbed a Glendale credit union on November 6. Just after 10:00 a.m. on November 6, a suspect approached a teller at the Arizona Federal Credit Union located at 5400 W. Northern Avenue.He presented a note demanding money, and threatened to shoot the teller, though no gun was actually seen.The suspect did obtain an undisclosed amount of money.The suspect fled on foot to the north.He was seen getting into a newer red Ford Ranger pickup truck.He drove away to the west on Northern Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male between 55 and 60 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds.He has grey hair, sideburns and a mustache.He was wearing a brown cowboy hat, a black T shirt, blue jeans and black boots.Surveillance photos are attached.

"This suspect is unusual for two reasons," said Det. Nedd Wilkens."He is older than a typical bank robber, the Western apparel was certainly different than we are used to seeing."Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Nedd Wilkens at 623-930-3393.Calls to the main police number will also be accepted.