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SCOTTSDALE -- Police in Scottsdale are asking for the public's help in finding a serial bank robber who uses disguises.

The Bad Hair Day bandit is credited for robbing six banks in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler during the past month.

Due to his disguises, he has been described as being Hispanic, African American, Middle-Eastern or white with a spray-on tan.

The suspect has a thin build, is 6 feet tall, in his early to mid-30s and wearing several different wigs.

Police say the Bad Hair Day bandit has threatened a weapon in three instances and in every occurrence he brandished a blue bank bag that he used for the money.

The following incident descriptions were provided by the Scottsdale Police Department:

4/7/2009 (First Fidelity Bank Camelback/Scottsdale branch): Suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding the money be placed into a bag that he had brought in. No mention of a weapon and none seen. Suspect obtained the money and left on foot.

4/9/2009 (Chase Bank, McCormick Ranch): Suspect entered the bank and passed a note demanding money. No weapon seen. Suspect left on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.

4/15/2009 (Chase Bank, Ray Road/McClintock Drive)

4/22/2009 (Wells Fargo Bank, Peoria/51st Avenue)

4/23/2009 (Bank of America, Scottsdale/Lincoln branch): Suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding the money. He left the bank on foot after obtaining cash. No weapon seen.

5/6/2009 (Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Hayden Road/82nd Street): Suspect entered the credit union and demanded cash from the teller. He fled the scene after receiving an undisclosed amount. No weapon seen.

A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect/s involved.