33-year-old accused of robbing seven banks in Arizona arrested in Mississippi

- A 33-year-old has been arrested, accused of robbing seven banks in Arizona from late September to early November of 2017.

According to a statement released by FBI officials in Phoenix, Miranda Maloney, believed by the FBI to be a bank robbery suspect known as the "Grimace Bandit", was arrested on December 23, 2017 in Gulfport, Mississippi by police there, along with FBI agents.

According to the statement, the "Grimace Bandit" earned the nickname, because the suspect wore a purple shirt and a purple scarf during some of the robberies. The suspect is accused of robbing the following banks:

  • Chase Bank at 2950 W. Peoria Avenue in Phoenix (September 30)
  • BMO Harris Bank at 2839 W. Bell Road in Phoenix (October 6)
  • MidFirst Bank at 14130 W. Indian School Road in Goodyear (October 9)
  • Mountain America Credit Union at 805 E. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix (October 18)
  • Tucson Federal Credit Union, located inside a Fry's supermarket, at 12100 N. Thornydale in Marana (October 24)
  • Hughes Federal Credit Union at 971 W. Wetmore Road in Tucson (October 31)
  • Wells Fargo at 2507 S. Avenue B in Yuma (November 4)

No one, according to the FBI, was physically injured during the robberies, and Malony has been charged in a criminal complaint that has been filed in Federal court.

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