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FBI asking for public's help locating 'The Criss-Cross Bandits' in Arizona

Posted at 10:44 AM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 20:32:38-04

Authorities are hoping someone recognizes a man and woman who are accused of robbing eight banks in the Valley since 2016. 

Between Nov. 5, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017, the suspects are believed to have robbed banks in Tempe, Glendale, Phoenix and Peoria, the FBI said. 

The pair has been dubbed "The Criss-Cross Bandits" because they "alternate which one commits the bank robbery," an FBI news release explained.

During each of the incidents, the suspects hand a note to a bank employee demanding money before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man is described as being Caucasian or Hispanic, 30 to 40 years old, 5'8" and between 170- to 190-pounds. 

The woman is believed to be Caucasian, about 25 to 25 years old, between 5'0" and 5'5", weighing between 100- to 120-pounds.

The suspects are usually seen wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts, dark sunglasses and hats during the robberies. Their clothing is usually oversized, officials said. They've been seen driving in a tan or light-colored Nissan Juke.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects' whereabouts is being urged to call the FBI's Phoenix office at 623-466-6377 or submit a tip online.