2 Phoenix banks get hit by different suspects in afternoon heists
Two banks hit, two different suspects and money taken in both, but only one of them is being called a robbery.
That one takes us to the Bank of America inside the Fry’s at 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road.
It’s Christmastime, just before 2 in the afternoon on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, when a guy wearing a Yankees cap walks in.
“He waited in line just like a normal customer and once he approached the teller he passed a note demanding money,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said.
He made a point of not attracting any attention.
Fortune said he took his time and was patient waiting to get to the teller.
Next, the bank heist that wasn’t a robbery.
It happened Tuesday, Jan.20, 2018 at 4 p.m.
“So, basically, the guy goes inside the MidFirst Bank that’s located at 48th Street and Chandler Boulevard. … He walked directly to a teller, reached over the counter and grabbed the stack of money she was counting,” Fortunes said.
Fortune said this heist is being called a burglary because he didn’t use any force, fear or weapon.
That suspect was seen fleeing in a newer white Acura sedan, which had been left running in the parking lot.
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