$15,000 reward offered to catch 'Dynomite Bandit'

Wells Fargo is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of making bomb threats against three Valley banks.

The $5,000 reward is part of a $15,000 reward  being offered by the FBI.

Investigators have given him the nickname "Dynomite Bandit" because he places a device resembling a bomb inside each location before calling in a bomb threat.

He's apparently getting into the bank sometime between the prior night and the early morning hours before employees get in to work.

Then the suspect calls the bank early in the morning to tell authorities there is a bomb inside.

The first incident was at a Chase Bank in Peoria on July 3, the second at a Wells Fargo bank in Anthem on December 21 and the last on January 2 at a Chase bank in Scottsdale.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, medium build, approximately 6 feet tall. He was captured on surveillance video wearing a cap and sunglasses.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about the bomb threats is asked to call the FBI at 623-466-1366.

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