Peoria police seek bank robber

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Peoria police are asking for the public's help to locate a man who robbed an M&I Bank Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect entered the bank near 91st Avenue and Union Hills Drive at 4 p.m. and approached a teller. The man presented a demand note indicating he had a firearm and the teller gave him money from the cash drawer, according to police spokesman Jay Davies.

The suspect then approached a second teller, raised his shirt and displayed what appeared to be a firearm secured in his waistband, Davies said. The suspect again demanded cash and the teller complied.

The suspect was last seen walking southbound from the bank.

The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build, 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet tall with dark collar-length hair that was possibly a wig, a beard and mustache.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, brown shoes, a brown/green full-brimmed hat and a green/olive long-sleeved button-up shirt or jacket with a maroon shirt underneath.

Police released surveillance photos from the robbery. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-7045 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.