Search on for bank robber in Peoria

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While the suspect, a man in his late 40s or early 50s, demanded cash from a teller, Davies said he was not armed and did not threaten violence. By Catherine Holland While the suspect, a man in his late 40s or early 50s, demanded cash from a teller, Davies said he was not armed and did not threaten violence. By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Police are searching for a man who robbed a Chase bank in Peoria earlier this week, and they need the public's help to find him.

According to Peoria Police Department spokesman Jay Davies, the man walked into the bank at 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

While the suspect, a man in his late 40s or early 50s, demanded cash from a teller, Davies said he was not armed and did not threaten violence.

Police know how much the man was given before he left the scene on foot, but they are not disclosing that amount.

Nobody was injured in the course of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build, with gray/blond hair, gray/blond mustache and a goatee that extends 1 to 2 inches past his chin.

In surveillance photos released by police, he was wearing a full-brimmed camouflage hat, a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan and brown work boots. He also was carrying a backpack with a blue strap.

"It is believed he could possibly be a transient," Davies said in a news release. "No vehicle was observed."

If you know anything about Tuesday evening's robbery, you are urged to contact the Peoria Police Department via text, tip line, email or online form. You also can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377), 1-800-343-TIPS (8477) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).

  • Text: Type PPD, then your message, and send to 274-637 (CRI-MES).
  • Tip Phone Line: 623-773-7045
  • E-mail Tips: PDTips@peoriaaz.gov (Note: E-mail is not anonymous)
  • Online form: TipSoft at TipSubmit.com (Can remain anonymous)