'No Tricks' Bandit wanted for Phoenix, Scottsdale bank robberies

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Photo of suspect in robbery at Bank of America near Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive By Jennifer Thomas Photo of suspect in robbery at Bank of America near Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive By Jennifer Thomas
Photo of suspect in robbery at Bank of America near Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive By Jennifer Thomas Photo of suspect in robbery at Bank of America near Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive By Jennifer Thomas

SCOTTSDALE -- Scottsdale police are looking for a man who robbed a bank less than two hours after attempting a robbery at another.

According to Officer David Pubins with the Scottsdale Police Department, a man entered the Chase Bank near Scottsdale Road and McDonald Drive at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. He passed a teller a note demanding money then left without obtaining any cash.

Pubins said the suspect was not seen getting into a vehicle.

The same suspect entered the Bank of America branch near Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive at 4:30 p.m.

Pubins said the suspect used the same approach and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect might have entered a gray SUV that left northbound on Scottsdale Road.

No weapon was seen and no one was injured in either incident.

The suspect has been dubbed the "No Tricks" Bandit because his demand note contains the statement "No Tricks."

According to the FBI, the suspect is also linked to the following bank robberies:

Feb. 12, Bank of America, 3103 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Feb. 12, National Bank of Arizona, 3101 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Feb. 16, Chase Bank, 2620 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

In the Feb. 12 robberies, the suspect is described as wearing a gray baseball cap, sunglasses, and a dark blue long-sleeve shirt with a pen clipped to the collar and reading glasses hanging on the collar.

In the Feb. 16 robberies, the suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, mid-40s, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, 200 to 250 pounds, with a brown goatee and a possible ponytail. He was wearing a long-sleeve button-down denim shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes, sunglasses and a beige baseball cap with "ACH" logo on the front.

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