FBI seeks public's help after man robs Phoenix bank, flees on scooter

Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 01:01:56-04

The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force is reaching out for public assistance to help identify a man who robbed a west Phoenix bank Monday morning.

According to an FBI spokesperson, the suspect entered the BBVA Compass Bank located near 35th Avenue and Thomas Road around 10:20 a.m, threatening employees and customers with a handgun and demanding money from bank staff. 

During the robbery, the man fired at least one shot before receiving an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen on surveillance camera fleeing on a scooter.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his twenties or late twenties and is around 5 feet 10 inches with a medium build. 

He was seen wearing a green head cover and black mask with white lines, which officials described as similar to the mask seen in the movie "Black Panther." 

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 623-466-1999, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377), or submit a tip online at