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FBI: Mismatch Bandit now wanted for 18 Valley robberies

Posted at 1:40 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 18:35:59-05

The “Mismatch Bandit” is still wanted by the FBI and Phoenix police; now accused of four more robberies across the Valley.

In total, the FBI says the suspect is believed to be responsible for at least 18 robberies in the Phoenix area over the last few months.

The FBI says the suspect has been coined the Mismatch Bandit because of his clothes worn during the robberies, and the lack of any pattern to the locations he has chosen to rob.

The first known robbery by the suspect was a Cricket store on August 2. The most recent known location was a Lingerie Superstore near 4th Avenue and Indian School Road on October 25.

Businesses robbed include Goodwill, Subway, CVS, Denny's, and Metro PCS among several others.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and 155 to 175 pounds. He has dirty blond hair with a receding hairline, and blue or green eyes.

No injuries have been reported in any of the incidents.

A reward of $2,500 is now offered for any information that leads to an arrest in the case. Anyone with any information on the suspect and the robberies is urged to contact the FBI or Phoenix police.

For a full breakdown of locations robbed and dates, see the map below.