FBI searching for "Deja vu Bandit" after 2 Phoenix bank robberies

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Surveillance photo of Déjà vu Bandit By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo of Déjà vu Bandit By Jennifer Thomas
Surveillance photo of Déjà vu Bandit By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo of Déjà vu Bandit By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public's help to identify a bank robber dubbed "The Déjà vu Bandit."

According to the FBI, the suspect verbally demanded money from a teller at the US Bank at 35th and Southern avenues in Phoenix on Jan. 19.

He was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank on foot.

Two days later, the suspect entered the Arizona Federal Credit Union located near 16th Street and Southern Avenue. He approached the teller counter and presented a demand note, but the teller could not read it.

He then gave a verbal demand for money and was given an undisclosed amount. He wiped the counter with his sleeve then fled the bank on foot.

The Déjà vu Bandit is described as a black male in his mid-20s to 30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall and 150 to 170 pounds. He has a medium complexion, thin mustache and goatee. He also had some type of injury on his right hand.

The suspect was wearing a black knit cap, a black jacket with white stripes from the shoulder down to the sleeve, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should contact the FBI at 602-279-5511 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.