Bank Robbery Suspect Dubbed "Mad Hatter" Arrested

January 15, 2009

photo of suspect Robert BrewerOn January 14, 2009 at approximately 4:17 p.m., Robert David Brewer (shown in photo) was arrested by Mesa detectives at his mother's home in Globe, Arizona. Brewer is responsible for six bank robberies in the East Valley -- three in Mesa and three in Gilbert. During the robberies, Brewer used different hats to conceal his appearance, dubbing him the "Mad Hatter."

During questioning, Brewer confessed to all of the robberies in Mesa and Gilbert. Clothing linking Brewer to the robberies was located during a search of the home and a vehicle. Brewer was booked on three Mesa cases and additional charges will be filed by the Gilbert Police Department for their cases.

This is another example of law enforcement agencies working together to solve multi-jurisdictional crimes involving the same suspect.



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