***UPDATE on Bank Robbery Accomplice***
On October 9th, 2018 at about 1400 hours, Jevon T. Mason self surrendered himself to law enforcement in the area of 2700 W. Claremont Street in Phoenix, Arizona. Jevon was taken into custody without incident and later booked into 4th Avenue Jail on the following charge:
ARS: 13-1903A – Aggravated Robbery.
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Peoria Police and FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect and Seek Assistance Locating Accomplice
On Friday, September 28, 2018, Detectives from the Peoria Police Department Major Crimes Unit and Investigators from the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force arrested Charles Ross, a 28-year-old Peoria resident, for his participation in three bank robberies that occurred in Peoria and Sun City in August and September of 2018.
On August 21, 2018, Ross entered the BBVA Compass Bank located at 13950 North 75th Avenue, Peoria and presented the victim/teller a robbery demand note indicating he was armed. The teller gave Ross a known amount of United States Currency. Ross fled from the bank on a bicycle, which was recovered in an adjacent residential neighborhood.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at approximately 0845 hours, Ross entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 10700 West Bell Road in Sun City and presented a robbery demand note indicating he was armed to the victim/teller. Ross left the bank after receiving no money. Ross was observed riding a bicycle from the scene.
On September 25, 2018 at approximately 0915 hours, Ross entered the TCF Bank, located at 7570 West Cactus Road in Peoria and again presented a robbery demand note to the Victim/Teller, indicating that he had a weapon. Ross received a known amount of United States Currency and fled the bank, again riding a bicycle.
Through a collaborative effort between the Peoria Police Department and the F.B.I., Ross was identified and taken into custody without incident in the area of 7900 W Peoria Avenue.
Based on further investigation and review of area surveillance footage, a second suspect was identified as participating in the two robberies on September 25, 2018.
Peoria Police Detectives and Investigators from the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force identified Jevon T. Mason, a 43-year-old Surprise resident, as being the getaway driver in both incidents.
Mason is known to be driving a tan colored, 2000 Ford F-150 pick-up truck with an Arizona license plate of 865-LSP. The actual vehicle is pictured below. Mason is also wanted for an ongoing forgery investigation being conducted by the Peoria Police Department.
The Peoria Police Department is requesting that anyone who has information regarding the this case or knows the whereabouts of Jevon Mason and/or the 2000 Ford F150 pick-up truck to call the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8311 or Silent Witness at 480 – WITNESS. #PeoriaPDAZ #Peoriapoliceaz #peoriaaz #FBI #Wanted