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‘Blues Bandit’ suspect for eight bank robberies arrested

Video surveillance of the "Blues Bandit." (Screenshot)

A man believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies throughout the Valley since late 2016 has been arrested.

Juan A. Rivera Jr., 35, was arrested by the Phoenix Police Department and FBI Bank Robbery Task Force Thursday.

The suspect was wearing a suit, fedora-style hat and glasses during each robbery. He would display a demand note and threatened a weapon during many of them. No one was hurt during the bank robberies.

Locations for the various robberies included Glendale, Phoenix and Scottsdale. The latest of the robberies was on May 11.

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