Jill McCabe
February 12, 2016

Reward Offered: FBI Seeking Assistance in Identifying Late Night Bandit

The FBI believes two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. Many of these robberies happened during overnight hours.

On February 9, 2016, one of the suspects, 25-year-old Anthony Hamilton, was arrested after he allegedly committed an armed robbery of a Chevron gas station in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hamilton was charged in federal court for seven of the robberies. A map of those seven locations is below. 

  Map with 7 locations of Robberies  

 Many of the robberies involved a second suspect, who is still unknown at this time.

The FBI and Phoenix PD’s Robbery Task Force, along with other agencies, are now seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect. The suspect is believed to be African-American, between 20-30 years old, and between 5’8” and 6’0” tall with a slim build. The unidentified subject is wearing blue.

Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large. The unidentified subject is wearing blue.  Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large.

Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large.  Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large.  Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large and is pictured here.

Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large and is pictured here.  Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large. The unidentified subject is wearing blue.  Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large and is pictured here.

Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large and is pictured here.  Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large and is pictured here.  Two people, dubbed the Late Night Bandits, who were involved in dozens of gas station and convenience store robberies stretching from Queen Creek to Sun City between December 20, 2015 and February 9, 2016. One of the suspects remains at large and is pictured here.

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Hamilton was identified and arrested through a coordinated effort by several valley agencies, each contributing vital assets to the operation. The participating agencies included the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Phoenix Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Tempe Police Department; Peoria Police Department; Scottsdale Police Department; Surprise Police Department; Chandler Police Department; Glendale Police Department; Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office; Mesa Police Department; the U.S. Marshals Service; and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in these violent crimes. If anyone has any information regarding the identity of the second suspect, please contact the FBI at 623-466-1999, Silent Witness at 480-948-6377, or submit a tip online at www.fbi.gov. You can remain anonymous.