Prescott Valley man arrested for Phoenix bank robbery

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PHOENIX -- A Prescott Valley man was arrested after police say he used a fake explosive device during a bank robbery in Phoenix Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into a Bank of America on Carefree Highway near Interstate 17 and handed the teller a note demanding money.

After he got an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect was seen leaving a package near the doors.

The bomb squad was called in to investigate. Phoenix police sent in a robot and a bomb technician realized it was fake.

Police looked for the suspect, who was described as a 6-foot-tall, skinny white male in his early 20s.

The suspect had a shaved head and tattoos on his neck and knuckles. He also had a pierced lip. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a black shirt and dark jeans.

A short time after the robbery, Arizona Department of Public Safety officers spotted Jesse Wayne Holt, 29, in a truck matching the one seen leaving the bank.

Holt was arrested and charged with armed bank robbery.

The scene played out just like one from Sept. 24 where a Bank of America was robbed in Anthem. That bank was robbed by a suspect who used a note and placed a fake bomb by the door on his way out.

Detectives have yet to say if the two robberies are connected.