Police continue search for bank robbery suspect

Prescott police continue their search Thursday for a man suspected of robbing the Wells Fargo Bank on Miller Valley Road at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Many people have called the police department about seeing someone who looks like the suspect. Officers are checking out many leads, but police do not yet have the name of the suspect, said Lt. Andy Reinhardt, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department, Thursday night.

When officers responded to the call Wednesday, a teller told police that the suspect rushed up to his counter and said "this is a (expletive) robbery," and told the teller to give him hundreds, fiftes and twenties out of his top drawer, according to the police report.

The teller told officers the suspect told him he had a gun and pulled up the bottom of his sweatshirt, but the teller said he did not see it, according to the police report.

The teller told police he thought the man stole about $2,000, according to the police report.

The suspect then approached another teller, told her to give him money, and stole about $500 from her register, according to the police report. The suspect fled on foot to the rear of the bank, through the wash behind it, and into the neighborhood, said Lt. Andy Reinhardt, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.

Prescott police, the Prescott Valley SWAT team, and Prescott K-9 units answered the call, and Miller Valley School and Prescott High School, which are nearby, were under lockdown, which was later lifted.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall Caucasian man, in his 40s or 50s, with a long dirty-blond beard and a mustache He was wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt and a black New York Yankees baseball cap.

If anyone sees or has information on the suspect, authorities ask that you call the Prescott Police Department at (928) 777-3131.