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So-called ‘Mismatch Bandit’ accused of robbing 14 Phoenix businesses

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PHOENIX — Another serial robber is suspected to be on the loose in Phoenix.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking the public to be on the lookout for a man they have called the so-called “Mismatch Bandit.”

The man, who was described as a white male in his 30s or 40s, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10 and with dirty blonde hair and light-colored eyes, was suspected of robbing at least 14 stores in Phoenix since Aug. 2.

The FBI call him the Mismatch Bandit because he never wears the same outfit during the crime spree and there appears to be no pattern to the businesses that he chooses to rob.

“With some of the pictures and videos, you can see for yourself, clothing is changing throughout. The suspect isn’t necessarily keeping the same articles of clothing,” Robert Scherer with the Phoenix Police Department told KTAR News 92.3 FM. 

During the robberies, the man enters the business, goes to the counter, demands money while displaying a gun in his waistband or simulating a weapon under his sweatshirt and leaves on foot.

He has worn a hooded sweatshirt, a bandana to cover the lower half of his face, baggy sweatpants and gray shoes.

The stores effected included Goodwill, Subway, CVS, Denny’s, Walgreens, Domino’s and Family Dollar.

The most recent robbery occurred on Sept. 29.

No one was injured in the robberies.

Anyone with information about the Mismatch Bandit is encouraged to call the FBI at 623-466-1999, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or submit a tip online.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Ali Vetnar contributed to this report. 

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