FBI Phoenix
Brooke Brennan and Kevin Smith
(623) 466-1999
June 3, 2022

Man Arrested for 'TAKE DOWN' Style Robbery

Agencies Work Together to Combat Crime in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ—On Thursday, June 2, 2022, members of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force arrested 54-year-old Claney Taylor without incident in Glendale, Arizona. Taylor faces a bank robbery charge for his alleged involvement in a “take down” style robbery that occurred at a Phoenix credit union:

  • May 12, 2022, Copper State Credit Union, 1640 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona.

In this case, Taylor allegedly showed a handgun and pointed it at the bank teller while demanding money which is described as a “take down” robbery.

No one was physically injured in the robbery.

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force was created to provide a solid foundation for addressing violent crime in Phoenix and its surrounding areas. This arrest is an example of local and federal agencies working together to conduct seamless and coordinated investigations to help keep communities safe.

This case will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona.

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

Taylor has been charged in a federal criminal complaint. 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 Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of the Phoenix Police Department, Peoria Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office FATE team, U.S. Border Patrol, and the FBI.

Magistrate Number: 2:22-mj-5203-DMF