FBI: Woman nicknamed 'Grimace Bandit' accused in 3 bank robberies

Posted at 3:04 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-14 07:44:01-04

Authorities are releasing more information about a woman accused of robbing multiple Goodyear banks in less than two weeks.

On Friday, the FBI said the female suspect— dubbed the "Grimace Bandit" — is allegedly behind three bank robberies in the past nine days, with the most recent incident occurring in Goodyear on Monday.

According to authorities, the woman left an unknown package at Mid First Bank near Litchfield and Indian School roads. 

Police warned people to avoid the area during the investigation but eventually, it was deemed safe. 

She is described as being a heavy-set woman with reddish, long curly hair. she was wearing a green shirt, pink bra, black leggings and a black hat.

She was nicknamed the “Grimace Bandit” because she wore a purple shirt during the first robbery and a purple scarf in the second.