Tempe police seek public's help to identify bank robber

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Surveillance photo of robbery at First Credit Union in Tempe By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo of robbery at First Credit Union in Tempe By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Tempe Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify and locate a bank robber.

The suspect entered the First Credit Union at 1232 E. Baseline Road at approximately 1:40 p.m. Tuesday and approached a teller with a note then verbally requested money from the teller.

Sgt. Steve Carbajal said the suspect never threatened or displayed a weapon during the robbery.

After receiving money from the teller, the suspect left the bank with the note.

The suspect fled on foot and headed north then jumped a block wall. Officers have not been able to locate him.

The suspect was described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 160 pounds. He had hair on his chin, a mustache and a long black ponytail.

The suspect was wearing a black hat, a black long-sleeved shirt and black pants at the time of the robbery. He also had white paint on his face and clothing.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect on Friday.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.