Sombrero-wearing suspect robs Wells Fargo Bank in Mesa

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Suspect handed teller a note

MESA -- The Mesa Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect responsible for a robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank at Crismon Road and Southern Avenue.

At approximately 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, the suspect walked up to the teller window and gave the teller a handwritten note. Police say the note instructed the teller to give the suspect all of her money.

Detective Michael Melendez said the teller placed an undisclosed amount of money in a black bag provided by the suspect. The suspect took the bag and note from the teller and left the bank.

The suspect was last seen walking from the bank. It is unknown if the suspect was in a vehicle.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his mid-40s to 50s, between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, average build, with a thick, dark moustache.

He was last seen wearing a straw sombrero hat, dark ski-type jacket, blue jeans and work boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.