Public’s Assistance Sought Regarding Bank of America Attempted Robbery and Robbery of a U.S. Bank
|FBI Phoenix January 03, 2013|
PHOENIX—Phoenix FBI Special Agent in Charge James L. Turgal, Jr. announced the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest regarding the attempted robbery of the Bank of America located at 48th Street and Ray Road in Phoenix on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Also, the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male who allegedly robbed the U.S. Bank at 1159 W. Chandler Boulevard on the same day as the Bank of America robbery.
Investigators are releasing store surveillance photographs from the Target store located near 48th Street and Ray Road in Phoenix for December 20, 2012, taken at approximately 7:30 p.m., of an unknown individual who is a person of interest regarding the attempted robbery of the Bank of America. At this time, the FBI is not releasing why it believes this individual is a person of interest due to the ongoing investigation. The Bank of America is offering a reward up to $25,000 for the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).
The unknown male, who allegedly robbed the U.S. Bank, presented a demand note and left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The robbery occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on the same day and within approximately five miles of the attempted robbery at the Bank of America.
The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force (BRTF) is composed of the Phoenix Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mesa Police Department. The BRTF is coordinating its investigation with the Chandler Police Department regarding the robbery of the U.S. Bank.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the person of interest or the unknown male, please contact the FBI at (623) 466-1366 or online at www.BanditTrackerArizona.com.