Avondale Police Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect Still on Loose
Avondale police are looking for a bank-robbery suspect who held up a Chase bank earlier this afternoon.
Police say the suspect hit the Chase Bank at 1545 North Dysart Road about noon and is still on the loose.
The suspect walked into the bank, presented a demand note indicating that he had a weapon, and made off with the cash.
It was unclear how much money the suspect took.
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ABC 15 is reporting that the suspect was seen leaving the bank in a white Dodge pickup truck, but Avondale police spokesman Reuben Gonzales tells New Times he can't confirm that a vehicle was involved.
"Just because a truck leaves a shared parking lot of a bank that was robbed doesn't mean it was the suspect leaving," Gonzales says.
The suspect's MO is consistent with several recent Valley bank robberies, including those of the "Chameleon Bandit," the "Average at Best Bandits," and the "No Tricks Bandit," all of whom used a note to demand the cash.
Gonzales says there is no indication that this robbery was carried out by any of those notorious bandits, but the FBI is involved in the case, which means we can expect some stupid bandit name for this thief in the next day or so.
The suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years old, 6 feet to 6-2, and between 220 and 240 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Avondale Police Department.
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