FBI looking for suspect in two bank robberies

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- Officials with the FBI said Friday that they are looking to the public for help, as they try to identify a man suspected of robbing two banks within approximately an hour on Friday.

According to a statement released late Friday afternoon, the first robbery began at around 12:45 p.m., when the suspect walked into a Wells Fargo located at the 3000 block of N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. Once inside, the suspect approached the teller, and demanded money. The suspect fled from the scene after getting a known amount of U.S. currency. Officials, however, did not specify the amount of money the suspect took.

The second incident, according to the statement, happened at around 1:53 p.m. at a Chase Bank located at the 3000 block of N. 24th Street. The incident was similar to the one at the Wells Fargo branch, and the suspect fled from the bank with a known amount of U.S. currency. Officials did not specify the amount of money the suspect took from this bank.

The suspect is described by officials as a white man, 55 to 65 years of age, 5'10" to 6' tall, with a medium build. He was wearing dark sunglasses, blue jeans and a gray button-up shirt at the time of the incidents.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at (623) 466-1999. Alternatively, people with information can leave an anonymous tip by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.

Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).

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