FBI seeks suspect in 8 AZ armed robberies

Posted at 1:50 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 16:50:26-04

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for an armed bandit suspected of robbing banks and grocery stores in Phoenix and Glendale.

The man, referred to as the "TC Bandit" by the FBI, has allegedly robbed two banks and six grocery stores around the Valley between May and August.

During all eight robberies, the suspect pointed a gun at his victims and demanded money, said the FBI in a media release.


  • May 24 - Inside Fry's grocery store at 3511 W. Peoria Avenue (Phoenix)
  • May 31 - Inside Fry's grocery store at 6601 W. Indian School Road (Phoenix)
  • June 6 - Inside Fry's grocery store at 7455 W. Cactus Road (Peoria)
  • June 27 - Arizona Federal Credit Union at 5505 W. Bell Road (Glendale)
  • July 3 - Inside Fry's grocery store at 3421 W. Thunderbird Road (Phoenix)
  • July 18 - Inside Fry's grocery store at 9245 W. Union Hills Drive (Peoria)
  • August 8 - 1st Convenience Bank at 3223 W. Indian School Road (Phoenix)
  • August 31 - Inside Safeway grocery store at 810 E. Glendale Avenue (Phoenix)

Authorities said the suspect's verbal demands have gotten more aggressive with each incident.

He is described as a white or Hispanic male, 25 to 50 years old, and at least 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has worn a long-sleeve button up shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses, white sneakers and a hat in some of the alleged robberies.

Other times he's worn a "boonie" style hat, a straw hat and an orange vest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 623-466-1999 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Authorities are offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual involved.