FBI Phoenix
Jill McCabe | Brooke Brennan
(623) 466-1999
August 23, 2018

Mesa Police Deparment/FBI Seeks the 'Wiggin' Out Bandit

The Mesa Police Department and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the “Wiggin' Out Bandit". This individual is suspected of robbing or attempting to rob nearly a dozen banks since March 27, 2018. Four of the bank robberies or attempted bank robberies happened within the last week. The most recent bank robbery happened last night, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at U.S. Bank 18495 East Queen Creek Road in Queen Creek, Arizona.

Please see this link for more information: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2018-04-03.1101258521

Photos/Video can be found here: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2018-04-03.1101258521/robber-multimedia#photos

Interviews with the case agent, Special Agent Travis Bodily, are available August 23, 2018 upon request.

During the robberies, the suspect verbally demanded money or presented tellers with a demand note, then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Many of the banks that were robbed were inside grocery stores.

No one was physically injured.

The suspect was dubbed the “Wiggin' Out Bandit” because he wears various wigs during the bank robberies. He is described as being 5'8” to 5'10", around 30 to 40-years-old, and weighing about 150 pounds.

A reward is being offered, please see the link for details.

We are asking anyone with information about the robbery or identity of the suspect to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or the FBI Phoenix Field Office at 623-466-1999. The public can also submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

The investigation by members of the Mesa Police Department and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force continues.

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