FBI announce arrest of man believed to be the "Chedda Bandit"

- FBI officials announced the arrest of a man believed to be the "Chedda Bandit".

The "Chedda Bandit" is believed by FBI officials to be responsible for four bank robberies that took place between May and June.


Bank robbery incidents


In a statement, FBI officials said Peoria Police and members of the FBI Phoenix Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 25-year-old Brian Matthew Wertz on Thursday. In addition, a woman, identified as 22-year-old Shantel Marie Poisson, was also arrested.

FBI officials believe Poisson was involved in the serial robberies by acting as a getaway driver. Both Wertz and Poisson are facing robbery charges.

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