Police turning to public for help finding '$60 Bill Bandit'

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

GILBERT, Ariz. -- -- Police are turning to the public for help finding a bank robber they have dubbed the "$60 Bill Bandit."

The suspect is wanted in connection with four bank robberies in four cities since October. The most recent robbery was the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 23.

According to police, the suspect walked into the Bank of America at 2170 S. Power Road in Gilbert just after 3:30 p.m. He handed the teller a note stating that he had a gun and demanding her money.

The teller gave the suspect an unknown about of cash. He put the money in a dark leather portfolio notebook and then fled on foot.

Nobody ever saw a weapon or a getaway car.

The other robberies were in Tempe, Mesa and Chandler.

The suspect was named the "$60 Bill Bandit" because during one of the robberies, he asked the teller for all the $20s, $40s and $60s.

Investigators have released surveillance photos of the suspect. Those photos were taken during the Gilbert bank robbery.

The suspect is described as a white man between 55 and 60 years old. He 5 feet 10 or 11 inches tall, and weighs between 165 and 175 pounds. The man is bald and was last seen wearing a light striped button-down shirt, khaki pants, a dark jacket, dark sunglasses and light brown suede gloves.

Police said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment. If you have any information, call 1-800-343-TIPS (1-800-343-8477) or 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).