FBI: Man believed to be the "Blues Bandit" serial bank robbery suspect is arrested

FBI officials announced Friday that a 35-year-old man believed to to be the "Blues Bandit" serial bank robbery suspect is arrested.

According to a statement, Juan A. Rivera Jr. is a suspect in a series of eight bank robberies throughout the Valley, between October 3, 2016 and May 11, 2017. Ribera was reportedly arrested by Phoenix Police, as well as the FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force on Thursday.

Rivera, according to the statement, wore a suit, fedora-style hat, and glasses during each of the robberies, and also displayed a demand note, and threatened a weapon during many of the robberies.

No one was hurt during the bank robberies, according to the FBI.

In the statement, the FBI also thanked the Phoenix Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Surprise Police Department, and other private entities for their assistance and contribution to the investigation.

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