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South Salt Lake police arrest bank robber
First Published Jan 11 2014 06:54 pm • Last Updated Jan 11 2014 06:54 pm

South Salt Lake police have nabbed their suspect in a Friday afternoon credit union robbery.

A South Salt Lake officer spotted the 66-year-old suspect just six hours after the heist, according to a news release. Police say that the man robbed the TransWest Credit Union, at 39 W. 2100 South, about 4:20 p.m. Though he never brandished a weapon, he told the teller he had a gun and threatened to shoot bank employees, according to the police.

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

About 10:20 p.m. Friday, an officer spotted the suspect walking near 200 E. 3300 South. He was arrested without incident and booked into Salt Lake County jail under suspicion of aggravated robbery and possession of a controlled substance, according to the release.

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