News

Police Looking For Attempted Bank Robber; 'Attempted' Because He Was Told Bank Had No Money...and He Bought it

Phoenix police are on the lookout for one of the more-gullible attempted bank robbers of all time.

Cops say just after noon on February 14, a man went into a bank near 16th Street and Camelback Road demanding cash from a teller.

The teller said they didn't have any cash, so he demanded it again.

Still with no cash, the man ran away from the bank empty-handed.

If he truly believed the bank had no money, he's probably the type of person who could try robbing a McDonald's before they told him they didn't have Big Macs, and leave hungry.

Either way, Silent Witness is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to this goon's arrest.

Police describe the man as being Hispanic or Native American, 20-25 years old, 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7, between 130 and 150 pounds.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black baseball hat, a black hooded jacket, and black denim pants.

No weapon or vehicle was ever seen by witnesses.

Phoenix police ask anyone with information about the incident or suspects to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-TESTIGO for Spanish).

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Matthew Hendley
Contact: Matthew Hendley