PD: 'High jump bandit' hits 5 Valley banks, police looking for public's help in identifying suspect

PHOENIX - Phoenix police are looking for a man allegedly connected to five bank robberies in Phoenix.

The robberies happened between May 21 and July 15 at bank locations in Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Tempe and Maricopa County.

In each of the robberies, the suspect, described as a male, between the ages of 35-40, enters the bank and threatens employees and customers. The suspect then jumps on the counter and demands money.

Police have dubbed the suspect as the "high jump bandit." Authorities have not been able to locate a vehicle related to the robberies, but said the suspect flees the area on foot.

The suspect may have cut his forehead during the May 21 robbery after he was pushed to the ground by a bank employee, according to police.

The suspect targeted a BMO Harris Bank at 4835 Warner Road in Phoenix, as well as the Mid First Bank at 4750 E Chandler Boulevard in Phoenix on May 21.

The Sun West Credit Union at 302 E. McDowell Road in Phoenix was hit on June 3.

The Mid First Bank at 787 Elliot Road in Tempe was hit on July 2, while the Bank of America at 5065 Elliot Road in Maricopa County was robbed on July 15.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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