GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Goodyear Police Department have released new documents surrounding the bank robbery that led to a New Year's Eve freeway chase ending in an officer-involved shooting.
The suspect is now identified as Jimmy Edward Munoz. But the FBI had dubbed him the "Stagecoach Bandit."
According to the new police report, the FBI had linked him to multiple Valley bank robberies.
On Dec. 12, Munoz tried to grab money from an open teller drawer and the teller's hands at a Wells Fargo bank but didn't get any money, police said.
The next day, police said Munoz implied he had a gun and stole money from an Avondale Wells Fargo.
On Dec. 17, he robbed a Scottsdale Wells Fargo after demanding cash, police said.
On Dec. 22, Munoz demanded money using a note and got the cash from a Wells Fargo in Phoenix, the police documents said.
On Dec. 27, Munoz again used a note to rob a BMO Harris Bank in Scottsdale, officers said.
Finally, on Dec. 31., police paperwork says he used a handwritten note to rob the Chase Bank at McDowell and Litchfield roads
That note read "DO AS I SAY - YOU WON'T GET HURT," "Give me All $$$ - No Games No Dye Packs - No GPS," "ALL $$ Quickly I Have A Gun!"
Bank staff told police they thought he had a gun but didn't see one. He made off with $2,100, police said.
As Goodyear officers arrived at the bank, the Munoz took off in a gray SUV.
Police documents said he called his wife near Loop 101 and 59th Avenue and told her was "not coming home" and he would never see her or their three kids again. He also told her he loved her and he was sorry.
“He said, ‘They’re not taking me. I’ll take myself first. And he said I’m not going back to prison," Munoz's wife Patricia said in a phone call with an investigator after the fact. "He said that he had a gun and I told him that he needed to pull over and accept his consequences.”
He got onto the Interstate 10 and Department of Public Safety troopers used a spike strip while he was on Interstate 17.
It did hit one of his tires and but he kept going until law enforcement did a PIT maneuver and he stopped on westbound I-10 near 43rd Avenue.
Police said they thought Munoz was pointing a gun, so they fired multiple times, striking him and his vehicle.
Later, it was revealed he was not armed, and only "simulated a gun," police said.
There were no injuries to drivers or officers during this incident.
Munoz was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he stayed for more than two months while he recovered. He was later booked into jail, where he has been ever since.
He is facing multiple armed robbery, burglary and aggravated assault charges.
His trial will start in November.