FBI Phoenix
Brooke Brennan and Kevin Smith
(623) 466-1999
November 23, 2018

Convicted Bank Robber, Wanted for Escape, is Arrested by Goodyear Police Following a Bank Robbery

PHOENIX, AZ—On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Goodyear Police Department arrested Charles Manrow, 82, following an armed bank robbery at First Bank, 1559 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona. During the robbery, Manrow allegedly presented the teller with a demand note, displayed a weapon, and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Goodyear Police stopped Manrow’s vehicle shortly after the bank robbery and arrested him.

Further investigation revealed that Manrow was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for walking away from the Garden Grove Residential Re-entry Center, a federal incarceration facility, in Orange County, California in September of 2018.

According to court documents, in 2007 Manrow was sentenced to 181 months in prison and four years’ supervised release following a conviction for armed bank robbery. Court documents show Manrow was charged with 11 bank robberies in four states between 2005 and 2007 including: California, Colorado, Utah, and Tucson, Arizona.

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force would like to thank the Goodyear Police Department for their outstanding work on this case. The investigation continues.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The suspect has been charged in a complaint, filed in federal court. A complaint is only an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for Arizona at http://www.azd.uscourts.gov/ or on PACER https://www.pacer.gov/

The FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force is comprised of the Phoenix Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and the FBI.