FBI is on the hunt for 'Packing Pigeon Bandit' after Glendale bank robbed

Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 01:00:28-05

An FBI task force is searching for a man who robbed a Glendale bank.

On Monday, authorities were called to the Arizona Central Credit Union near 67th Avenue and Bell Road after a suspect threatened customers and employees with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Dubbed as the "Packing Pigeon Bandit," officials hope that someone will recognize the man because he walks pigeon toed, or with his feet pointing inward. 

He's described as being a 200 pound man, about 6'0" with gray hair and a stocky build. He's believed to be in his 40s or 50s but he was wearing a ski mask at the time of the incident. He was last seen driving in a mid-size gold SUV. 

"As you can see in the video, he walks in, gun up, very kind of Hollywood style," said Ty Woods who leads the force on the FBI task force dedicated to catching bank robbers.

"It's a threat to the public," said Woods. "The guy has his finger on the trigger."

"This is the packing pigeon bandit," said Woods. "We named him that because he walks with a very distinct pigeon toe."

The "Packing Pigeon Bandit adds to the list of other unique names and unsolved bank robberies, like the "Acid Bandit in Mesa." The man quietly passed a note to the teller saying he would spray acid in her face if he didn't get the money. Then there's the "Goldeneye Bandit" in North Phoenix who wears golden glasses and has struck twice.

The FBI is offering a 1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone who knows about the suspect's whereabouts is urged to call 623-466-1999. You can also submit a tip online.