CAUGHT: Phoenix Police arrest "Average Joe Bandit"

For weeks, the "Average Joe Bandit" was wanted for a string of bank robberies. But he did something criminals are never supposed to do, return to the scene of the crime.

It came back to bite him; 27-year-old Tyler Trammell is behind bars after Phoenix Police arrested him in a most unexpected way.

For weeks his timing was good, it was almost effortless. He'd walk in, demand cash, and walk out. But on Friday he did it again but did not know there was a Phoenix Police Detective in the bank.

The serial bank robbery suspect was named the "Average Joe bandit" by cops, he is the suspect in up to five recent bank robberies.

All of the banks targeted were in the northwest valley, between 7th Street and 59th Avenue.

Police say one of the places he robbed was a bank inside the WalMart store at 19th Avenue and Bell, that was on April 6th.

He tried to rob that location again Friday, and then tried to get away in a taxi cab.

At that moment Detective Steve Paul was at the bank doing a followup investigation, he spotted the bandit and arrested him.

"Just plain luck, being in the right place at the right time, seeing what was going on, it was the subject we were looking for," said Det. Steve Paul.

Now Trammel is on his way to jail but not before having a conversation with reporters

So what did he have to say for himself?
"Nothing," said Trammel.
Why did he rob the bank again?
"I needed money," he said.
And why did he need money, what was the problem? 
Trammel said, "the country is so (expletive) up." 
And did he have regrets for doing the crime?
"Of course I do," he said.

The moral of the story, if you can't keep robbing banks you're going to get caught, it's the law of averages.
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