VIDEO: 'Incognito Bandits' strike again

Posted at 5:18 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 19:37:29-04

A pair of serial bank robbers dubbed the "Incognito Bandits," have struck again, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Agents say on Tuesday, May 10, the pair, who are believed to be a man and a woman, robbed the Johnson Bank at 8700 East Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale. 

On Wednesday, the FBI released new video of the Scottsdale robbery. In the video (in the player above) you can see the male suspect shoveling money into a backpack.

Surveillance Video

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force believes this is the fourth Valley bank the "Incognito Bandits" have robbed in two months.

On March 4, investigators say one suspect entered the Parkway Bank, 4731 East Union Hills Drive around 5:41 p.m. and pointed a black handgun at employees when he and demanded money. 

Law enforcement said the man entered a Chevrolet pickup truck being driven by another suspect.

That suspect is believed to have entered UMB Bank, 16210 N. Scottsdale Road, on April 8. About 30 minutes after she left, the FBI says the same vehicle, a dark-colored Pontiac Bonneville from the late 1990s, returned. The first suspect got out of the car, entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money.

The pattern of the second suspect, believed to be a woman, entering the bank before the first suspect repeated itself about two weeks later. The FBI says the woman entered the same Parkway Bank on April 19 before leaving in the Pontiac. A little more than an hour later, the vehicle returned and the first suspect got out with the handgun and robbed the bank.

Officials say the pair should be considered armed and dangerous. 

The duo joins the list of the Valley's most wanted bank robbers.

The FBI reports 12 unsolved cases since the first of the year, four in just the last month. Overall FBI crime maps report 71 open cases in the greater Phoenix area since 2013.

The Feds report nationally three out of four bank robbers are eventually caught. 

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward in connection to the robberies, and Parkway Bank is also offering an additional $5,000 reward for help in cracking the case. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI's Phoenix Field Office at (623) 466-1999.