Police: Suspect sought in robbery of 3 Phoenix banks in one hour

PHOENIX - Authorities are investigating a series of bank robberies in Phoenix Wednesday that appear to be committed by the same suspect.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said the first of the three robberies occurred around 12:15 p.m. at the Chase bank inside a Fry's store near Tatum Boulevard and Bell Road.

The second robbery occurred about a half hour later at a Wells Fargo bank nearby.

The third was at a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union near 7th Street and Union Hills Drive around 1:15 p.m.

Crump said the suspect in all three robberies appears to be the same person. He is described as a black male, 20 to 25 years of age, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a long sleeve gray shirt, blue jeans and a Chicago Bulls baseball cap.

The suspect vehicle police are looking for is a red Dodge Neon or similar make, 4 doors, no tint on the windows and the letters "Graphic-------.com in white down both sides of the vehicle, Crump said.

Crump said the vehicle was driven by a white or Hispanic female.

The FBI is involved in the investigation of the robberies.

Wells Fargo released this statement Wednesday, "Our primary concern is always the safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members and we are thankful this robbery incident did not cause any physical harm to them."

Anyone with information is urged to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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