Mismatch Bandit Now Suspected of 18 Robberies
Up to $2,500 Reward
The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Mismatch Bandit.” The Mismatch Bandit is believed to have robbed 18 businesses in Phoenix since August 2, 2018. The most recent robbery occurred on October 25, 2018.
In October, the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Phoenix Police Department asked for the public’s assistance to help identify the Mismatch Bandit, who at the time was believed to have committed 14 robberies. Since then he’s become a suspect in four more robberies.
The Mismatch Bandit earned his name due to the various clothing he’s worn throughout the robberies and because there appears to be no pattern to the businesses that he chooses to rob.
The businesses robbed are wide-ranging and include the following:
- Family Dollar
- Lingerie Super
During the robberies, the suspect enters the business and goes to the counter. He demands money from the register while either lifting his sweatshirt to display a gun in his waistband or holding his hand under his sweatshirt simulating a weapon. Once an employee gives him the money, he puts it into his pocket and leaves on foot. The suspect typically wears a hoodie with the hood up, a bandana to cover the lower half of his face, baggy sweatpants, and gray shoes. The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40-years-old, 5’6" to 5’10" tall and 155 to 175 pounds. He has dirty blond hair with a receding hairline and blue or green eyes. No one has been injured during the robberies. Anyone with information about this robbery suspect is asked to call the FBI at (623) 466-1999, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377), or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
The FBI’s Violent Crimes 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.