Police warn of suspect involved in four Valley armed robberies

TEMPE, AZ - Tempe police have issued an alert for a suspect wanted in connection with armed robberies in four different Valley cities.

Police said the suspect entered the Culver's near Southern Avenue and Rural Road on Aug. 7. The suspect demanded money and threatened to use force against the employee. He was wearing a patterned scarf that covered his head and face.

The suspect is described as a white male between 25 and 35 years old and roughly 5' 11" tall. Police said the suspect weighs approximately 200 pounds and is cleanly shaven with a medium build. He was wearing a grey long-sleeved shirt, grey basketball shorts and black and white shoes during the robbery, according to the Tempe Police Department.

Police said a suspect with a similar scarf and matching that physical description was also involved in three other armed robberies across the Valley this month. Those incidents included the Wells Fargo near Scottsdale and McDowell roads on Aug. 4, the Culver's near Ray and Price in Chandler on Aug. 10 and the U.S. Bank near 67th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale on Aug. 19.

In the Scottsdale and Chandler incidents, police said the suspect was wearing the same patterned scarf, while in the Glendale robbery the suspect was wearing a brown scarf. In each instance, the suspect entered the business, demanded money with a note and left the area after receiving cash. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.

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