The "Roadwork Robber"

Phoenix, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona

August 19, 2015; April 11, 2016


April 11, 2016
August 19, 2015


  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Vehicle Information: Dark-colored bicycle


On August 19, 2015, at approximately 3:01 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the Bank of America located at 7579 North16th Street in Phoenix, Arizona, and proceed to the customer check writing station. Once there, he wrote a robbery demand note on a banking slip, which he took with him to the teller counter and passed to an employee. The employee read the note, at which time the suspect verbally threatened to shoot him. The employee gave the suspect currency. The suspect then exited the bank and fled the area on a dark-colored bicycle.


The suspect was described as a Black male, 35 to 45 years old, 5’10”, weighing 230 pounds. He had long black hair that was possibly a wig, and a mustache/goatee. He wore a large, tan, brimmed straw hat; a long-sleeved, dark-colored shirt; an orange traffic vest worn over the shirt; and dark jeans.


On April 11, 2016, at approximately 2:41 p.m., the same unknown suspect entered the Bank of America located at 3131 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona.  The suspect went to the check writing station, where he wrote out a demand note and presented it to the teller who was behind barrier glass.  The teller gave the suspect US currency, then the suspect fled the bank headed northbound.

The suspect in this instance was described as a Black male, 40 to 50 years old, 5’9” to 5’10”, weighing 200 pounds with a black-and-grey mustache and goatee. He wore a black wig, black sunglasses, a black baseball hat, a white or beige-colored long-sleeved t-shirt, an orange construction vest, grey gloves with grey or black rubber palms, and blue jeans. 


Should be considered armed and dangerous

If you have information regarding these robberies please contact the FBI's Phoenix Field Office at 623-466-1999.

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Field Office: Phoenix