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'Wiggin' Out Bandit' suspected in 12 Valley bank robberies, FBI says

Posted at 12:22 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 23:24:53-04

Federal officials are looking for a bank robber who has targeted a dozen banks since March 2018. 

The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force and Mesa Police say the robber, nicknamed the "Wiggin' Out Bandit" has been involved in a dozen incidents, including four that happened within the last week. The most recent ones occurred on Thursday night at U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo banks in Queen Creek.

Various surveillance cameras have captured footage of the suspect wearing a long black wig, hats and other accessories during the crimes. Officials also say the suspect has presented a verbal or written note demanding money. 

The suspect is described as an African American man between 30 and 40 years old, about 150 pounds and about 5 feet, 9 inches tall. 

The FBI says Wells Fargo is offering a reward in the case. 

The interactive map below shows the locations the Wiggin' Out Bandit is suspected of targeting.