PHOENIX - The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is investigating two bank robberies that were likely committed by the same two people that authorities are calling The Run-N-Gun Bandits.
The first robbery was on October 4 at a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union near Bell Road and 32nd Street in Phoenix. The second robbery on October 15 was at another Desert Schools branch near Alma School and Baseline Roads in Mesa.
FBI officials said that during the two robberies, both men entered the credit unions together. One of the men carried a handgun while the other demanded money. According to the FBI, they robbed both the customers and the credit unions before fleeing on foot.
The suspects are described as black males, aged 20 to 25 years old. One of the men stands about five feet eight inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has a long black ponytail. A the time of the robberies, he wearing dark clothing, a Dallas Cowboys baseball hat during one of the robberies, and a black Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap during the other robbery. He is also described as having a scar over his left eyebrow.
The other suspect is described as standing about five feet ten inches to six feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds with dark hair. During the robberies, he wore dark clothing, a dark bandana over his face, and a black L.A. Kings Baseball hat.
Desert Schools Credit Union is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.