PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS/KPHO) The summer months have opened the floodgates for a host of alleged wrong-doers whose crafty names have garnered as much attention as their wayward ways; for instance, there's the cloaked Darth Vader Bandit, the less-than sexy Playboy Bandit...and who could forget the cuddly Pooh Bear Bandit?
Tuesday the FBI in Phoenix enlisted the public's help to find the latest in the bandit brigade: the Overtime Bandit. According to police, the man allegedly robbed three area banks -- one of them, twice -- from May 22 to his latest sting on Aug. 9, reported CBS affiliate KPHO.
Investigators said the man goes into a bank, demands money from bank employees and flees the scene with an accomplice. Why the "Overtime Bandit"? Police say it's his pattern of
committing robberies on the weekend or at the end of the work day,
according to KPHO.
Authorities describe the Overtime Bandit as a 6-foot-1-inch African American from 25 to 30 years old, with a medium to muscular build, and say he has consistently worn a black wig.
One robbed credit union is offering up to $10,000 for original information leading to the conviction of this suspect.
Any information regarding the suspectt and his accomplice should be reported to Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or to the FBI at 602-279-5511.