FBI: Man suspected of robbing 4 Phoenix-area banks arrested

FBI: Man suspected of robbing 4 Phoenix-area banks arrested
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

PHOENIX (AP) - A man suspected of robbing four Phoenix-area banks since September has been arrested, according to the FBI.

They said members of the FBI Phoenix Violent Crimes Task Force took 29-year-old William Cantrell into custody without incident following a bank robbery in Mesa last week.

FBI officials said Cantrell is being held on suspicion of four counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery.

It was unclear Monday, Nov. 9, if Cantrell has a lawyer yet who can speak for his case.

According to the FBI, the bank robberies occurred Sept. 18 in Glendale, Sept. 26 in Peoria, Oct. 2 in Avondale and Nov. 4 in Mesa with an attempted robbery Oct. 6 in Litchfield Park.

FBI officials said the suspect approached a bank teller each time and presented a demand note.

The FBI didn’t disclose how much cash was taken in the robberies and if any of the money has been recovered.

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