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Reward offered in 2 valley bank robberies

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The FBI is looking for the "Run-N-Gun Bandits," who robbed two Desert Schools Federal Credit Union locations.

The Run-N-Gun Bandits hit the 3423 East Bell Road location on October 4, and the 2355 South Alma School Road location on October 15.

75 percent of bank robberies are "note jobs" -- slide a note to the teller, get the money, and go. But the FBI is worried about these guys. They're dangerous because they've confronted customers and are more disruptive.

In both cases, the men entered the credit union together. The first male confronts employees and demands money, while the other brandishes a semi-automatic handgun and remains in the customer lobby.

They rob customers inside the bank, as well as the credit union itself. They then flee on foot.

During the October 4 robbery, as the bandits were leaving, a customer tried to stop them. The customer did back down, but that's the kind of confrontation the FBI is worried about.

"They're brazen and they're aggressive and that's what worries us," says Lance Leising, FBI agent. "Also it's Arizona, there are a lot of people with conceal-carry weapons, the chance of them getting in a gun fight with witnesses, seeing them coming out of the bank or law enforcement officer being in the area... is extremely dangerous."

Suspect 1:  Black male; 20-25 years old; 5'8"; 160 pounds (thin); dark; long hair extending in a pony tail down his back; dark clothing; has worn a dark Dallas Cowboys baseball hat and a black Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap; ¼" scar over his left eyebrow.

Suspect 2:  Black male; 20-25 years old; 5'10"-6'0" tall; 180 pounds; dark hair; dark clothing; dark bandana covering his face; black baseball cap with LA Kings emblem on the front; armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

Desert Schools FCU is offering up to a $5,000 reward leading to the conviction of the people responsible.

FBI: 623-466-1999

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