Police seeking public’s help in solving pair of supermarket bank holdups
Police continue to seek the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect in the Thursday, Oct. 4, robbery of a U.S. Bank branch inside the Safeway store at McClintock Drive and Elliot Road, Tempe.
The robbery occurred at approximately 5:36 p.m. following the suspect’s purchase of an item before entering the bank branch.
The suspect was carrying a black, zippered folder and gave a demand note with a Safeway grocery bag to the teller after displaying a silver/black handgun. He fled with a known amount of cash. The same suspect is believed to have committed a robbery the day before at a Compass Bank branch inside the Albertson’s grocery store at 4060 W. Ray Road, Chandler.
The suspect is described as a clean-shaven Hispanic male approximately 30 years old, 5-foot-8, 240 pounds wearing prescription glasses, a maroon ASU hat and yellow long-sleeve ASU shirt.
Tempe Detectives are working with other law enforcement agencies to identify, locate and make an arrest in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call either Tempe PD at 480-350-8311; the FBI Tipline at 623-466-1999; or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).
It is also possible to submit tips anonymously at http://www.silentwitness.org/