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Man accused of 6 bank robberies over past month in Arizona arrested

Mar 5, 2021, 4:05 AM
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PHOENIX — A 45-year-old man accused of six bank robberies over the past month throughout Arizona was arrested Tuesday, according to authorities.

Jeffrey Patterson was taken into custody following a bank robbery at a Chase Bank near the intersection of Cave Creek and Bell roads.

He faces charges connected with the bank robbery on Tuesday, along with five robberies in February.

Three of the six robberies occurred at a Chase Bank – two in Phoenix and one in Tempe – along with robberies at Wells Fargo banks in Chandler and Scottsdale and a National Bank of Arizona in Tucson.

Authorities say Patterson would enter the bank, contact an open teller and demand money before fleeing on foot.

Nobody was physically injured during the bank robberies, according to a press release.

The Phoenix Police Department made the arrest with assistance from the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, which is made up of police departments from Phoenix, Peoria and Scottsdale; the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and the FBI.

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