Guy Robs Tempe Bank With Note; $5,000 Reward Offered

Tempe Police Department
If you know this guy, call the cops.

​Today is a day that ends in the word "day," which tends to mean one thing here in the Valley: police need help finding someone who robbed a bank.

As Valley crooks have proven recently, there's no shortage of banks in the Valley and no shortage of people willing to risk a few years of their lives by robbing one.

Is it the economy, stupid?

 We've already reported on one such robbery this morning. Check it out here.

The latest suspect cops are trying to track down robbed a bank in Tempe last week, before speeding away on a motorcycle.

According to the Tempe Police Department, the suspect, described as a white male in his mid-20s, walked into the Desert Schools Federal Credit Union at 1245 East Broadway Road in Tempe.

The suspect waited in line before handing a teller a demand note asking for cash.

The suspect didn't show a weapon, and no threat was made, but the teller handed over the cash.

After robbing the bank with a piece of paper, the suspect left the bank and hopped on a black sport motorcycle. He left heading east through the bank parking lot.

Witnesses describe the suspect as 5-feet-7, 160 pounds, with a brown goatee and short brown hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a plain, dark baseball hate, mirrored sunglasses with orange or pink frames, and a brown polo shirt with horizontal, orange stripes over a long-sleeve, white t-shirt.

The suspect also has a tattoo on the back of his neck and may have tattoos on his forearms.

Desert Schools is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the robber.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.   

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James King
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