An alleged serial bank robber nicknamed the “Razzmatazz Robber” has been arrested and charged accused in multiple robberies in the Phoenix metro area.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Andres Murrietta, 41, without incident following a robbery at the SunWest Credit Union, 1253 South Gilbert Road, in Mesa.
Murrietta faces charges in connection with four bank robberies throughout the Valley, including:
- November 1, 2021, OneAZ Credit Union, 2277 West Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, Arizona
- November 30, 2021, First Bank, 2025 North Alma School Road, Chandler, Arizona
- December 28, 2021, AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union, 4330 East Juanita Avenue, Mesa, Arizona
- March 23, 2022, SunWest Credit Union, 1253 South Gilbert Road, Mesa, Arizona
In each instance, Murrietta would enter the bank, produce a robbery demand note and a paper bag for the money. He would also drive a vehicle that resembled the color of the Crayola crayon known as razzmatazz.
No one was physically injured during the bank robberies.
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force work in partnership with Chandler, Mesa, and Gilbert police departments. The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of the Phoenix Police Department, Peoria Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office FATE team, U.S. Border Patrol, and the FBI.