PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A serial bank robber dubbed the "Biddy Bandit" has been taken into custody in Phoenix according to the FBI. 

FBI spokeswoman Jill McCabe said that Elizabeth Ainslie, 56, is believed to be the suspect in three bank robberies and two attempted bank robberies.

The robberies occurred between Aug. 4, 2018 and Dec. 18, 2018 in the Phoenix area.

During the robberies, the suspect approached the tellers and presented a robbery demand note, then fled on foot.

No one was injured during the robberies.

They occurred at the following locations:

 8/4/18 Chase Bank 2950 West Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ

 9/10/18 Wells Fargo 1901 South Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ

 11/14/18 Chase Bank 4714 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ

 11/24/18 Chase Bank 2950 West Peoria Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

 12/8/18 Chase Bank 4250 West Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ

McCabe said an anonymous tip from the public ultimately led to the identification of the suspect.


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Sorry, that should have read "Biddy Bandit" not "Biddy Banker".


I think they dubbed her "the biddy banker" because they viewed her as an old biddy (old woman) at the ripe old age of 56. She must have been in pretty dire straights to start robbing banks.

JF Conlon

Why would someone call her that? Does she steal hens, too?

JF Conlon

Why would someone call her that?? Does she steal hens , too?

TRUMP supporter

wow she didn't like Chase bank. I think it would be more beneficial for her if she would have been a productive member of society.


Isn't that true of all criminals? And she did seem to dislike Chase, lol.

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