Tempe police, FBI seek serial bank robber

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Surveillance photo from robbery at U.S. Bank at Ray and Rural roads in Tempe on Sept. 9. By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo from robbery at U.S. Bank at Ray and Rural roads in Tempe on Sept. 9. By Jennifer Thomas
Surveillance photo from robbery at Wells Fargo Bank near Baseline and Dobson roads in Mesa on July 26. By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo from robbery at Wells Fargo Bank near Baseline and Dobson roads in Mesa on July 26. By Jennifer Thomas
Surveillance photo from robbery at Wells Fargo Bank near Hayden and Chaparral roads in Scottsdale on June 11. By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo from robbery at Wells Fargo Bank near Hayden and Chaparral roads in Scottsdale on June 11. By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. – Tempe police and the FBI are asking for the public's help to identify and locate a serial bank robber.

The suspect has robbed at least four Valley banks armed with a handgun, according to Lt. Mike Pooley with the Tempe Police Department.

The most recent robbery occurred Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Bank inside the Fry's grocery store at Ray and Rural roads in Tempe.

Police said the suspect used a handgun and demanded money from the teller then fled the area in a dark-colored four-door sedan.

Authorities have linked the suspect to a robbery on July 26 at the Wells Fargo at Baseline and Dobson roads in Mesa, another on June 11 at the Wells Fargo Bank at Hayden and Chaparral roads in Scottsdale, and one on Nov. 30, 2010, at a Chase Bank at Gilbert and McKellips roads in Mesa.

Anyone with information about this suspect, dubbed the "Sebattical Bandit," is asked to contact the FBI, Silent Witness or the Tempe Police Department.