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Police seeking 'Wiggin' Out Bandit,' suspected in Phoenix bank robberies

Posted at 12:24 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 15:24:20-04

Federal authorities are looking for a bank robber with a unique disguise.

Known as the "Wiggin' Out Bandit," the man is suspected more than a dozen bank robberies since March.

According to the FBI and the Mesa Police Department, the suspect demanded tellers for money either verbally or with a note, then left the bank with the money. Another connection in the robberies: many of the banks were inside grocery stores.

The suspect's unique nickname comes from his disguises -- he always wears wigs during the robberies. He's described as a 30-something man between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds.

Investigators are offering a reward for any information that leads to the bandit's arrest. Anyone with information can call 480-WITNESS or the FBI's Phoenix field office at 623-466-1999.