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FBI Phoenix Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks ‘Jeepers Bandits’; Suspected of Six Armed Robberies

By on February 17, 2021 0 31Views

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the “Jeepers Bandits”, four men who are believed to have committed six armed robberies in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona, since November 27, 2020. The most recent robbery occurred December 4, 2020.

The Jeepers Bandits earned their nickname due to their appearance and attire which is similar to Shaggy Rogers from Scooby-Doo who frequently said “jeepers.” The four men target mostly smoke shops, but they have also robbed a Cold Stone Creamery.

During the robberies the suspects enter the businesses and go to the counter, acting as if they are customers. They wait for other customers to leave—then two of the subjects pull out guns and point them at employees. The suspects demand money be placed into a bag, then they leave.

Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 25-years-old, 5’6” to 5’8” and 200 to 220 pounds, stocky build and black hair. He has worn a baseball hat, blue sweatshirt or black t-shirt with “Metallica” on the front, a face mask, and clear latex gloves. He is armed with a black handgun.

Suspect two is described as a white male, 20 to 25-years-old, 5’9” to 6’0″, 160 to 170 pounds, thin build and brown hair. He has worn a baseball hat, American flag gaiter-style mask, and orange gloves. He is armed with a black handgun.

Suspect three is described as a Hispanic male with black hair, early 20’s, 5’10”, 160 pounds. He wore red shoes, jeans, and a Bronco’s sweatshirt.

Suspect four is described as a Hispanic male with black hair in his early 20’s. He’s 5’8” to 5’10”, 225 pounds. He has worn a red University of Arizona sweatshirt, blue shorts, and an American flag mask.

No one has been injured during the robberies.

Anyone with information about this robbery suspect is asked to call the FBI at 623-466-1999, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377), or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of the Phoenix Police Department, Peoria Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office FATE team, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and the FBI.