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| Courtesy Unified Police Salt Lake Unified Police were hunting a serial bank robber Jan. 11 that they say has hit six banks in just over a month.
Two Salt Lake County police agencies hunting bank robbers
First Published Jan 10 2014 10:16 pm • Last Updated Jan 10 2014 10:17 pm

Two Salt Lake County police agencies were hunting bank robbers Friday.

In Salt Lake County, Unified Police were looking for a serial robber they say has struck six times since Dec. 6. Two of the robberies and a third attempt happened Friday.

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In each case, a Latino man in his 20s or 30s handed tellers a note demanding cash then fled on foot. The banks targeted by the man include:

• Zions Bank, at 159 W. Center St., in Midvale; robbed Dec. 6 at 11:33 a.m. and Friday at 3:46 p.m.

• America First Credit Union, at 5219 S. 4015 West, Taylorsville; robbed Dec. 20 at 4:16 p.m.

• US Bank, at 8100 S. State St., Midvale; robbed Dec. 23 at 1:40 p.m., and again — in a failed attempt — Friday at 3:12 p.m.

• First Utah Bank, at 7070 S. State St, Midvale; robbed Friday at 4:42 p.m.

Police police say the man stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, has some facial hair and used a fake beard and moustache. He also wore a hat or knit cap during some of the robberies. Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Unified Police at 385-468-9814.

In South Salt Lake, police also were hunting a robber. They say a man in his 70s walked into the TransWest Credit Union, at 39 W. 2100 South, about 4:20 p.m. The man told the teller he had a gun and demanded cash. The man also threatened to shoot bank employees, though he never actually brandished a weapon.

The teller complied, handing over an undisclosed amount of cash. The man then fled on foot and was seen walking east on 2100 South, toward State Street.

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Police say the man had a thin build and a full white beard. He wore a dark baseball cap, dark sweater and jeans, and was carrying a tan jacket. Investigators say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call South Salt Lake police at 801-840-4000.


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