FBI seeking ‘Piggy Bank Bandit’ accused of 4 Valley bank robberies
PHOENIX — Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person accused of three robberies in December of last year and another on Monday at banks across the Valley.
The suspect, who authorities are unsure if male or female, is described as being between 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and 25 to 35 years old.
The person has been observed wearing a beanie-style hat, hooded sweatshirt, long pants, black-rimmed glasses, a black face mask and a backpack during the robberies, according to a press release.
A photo from one of the robberies in December found the suspect appears to have a tattoo on the left side of their neck.
Dubbed the “Piggy Bank Bandit” due to leaving with coin rolls from one of the robberies, authorities say the suspect approached the teller during each of the incidents and presented a demand note.
No one has been injured during the robberies, according to the release.
The first robbery occurred at a Tempe U.S. Bank at 1800 East Baseline Road on Dec. 1 just before 4 p.m., the second on Dec. 17 just before 6 p.m. at a Desert Financial Credit Union at 2355 South Alma School Road in Mesa and the third December robbery a day later at an Arizona Federal Credit Union at 15625 South 48th Street in Phoenix just before 3:30 p.m, according to the release.
Authorities say the next robbery occurred on Monday just after 1:30 p.m. at another US Bank at 2811 South Market Street in Gilbert.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office at 623-466-1999, 480-948-6377 for Silent Witness or submit tips online.
The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the release.