Alleged Bank Robber Arrested In Layton After Being Spotted By Alert Citizen

Photo Courtesy: SLCPD

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – September 18, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – An alert citizen spotted an alleged bank robber at a storage facility in Layton this afternoon and he was quickly arrested.

Spokesman for SLCPD Det. Dennis McGowan said the citizen had seen media reports that Curtis Crosby, 30, had been named as a person of interest after a robbery at a U.S. Bank which led to a search of the University of Utah campus Thursday.

The individual called Layton Police about Crosby, who was on a bike, and an arrest was made.  Crosby has been booked for aggravated robbery and using a hoax device, both of which are felonies.

There were tense moments at the U. of U. campus Thursday night as police conducted a campus wide sweep for Crosby.

Word of the search first went out via Twitter and other social media with the University warning students and faculty “law enforcement was searching for an aggravated robbery suspect in the vicinity of the Eccles Broadcast Center.” People were advised to avoid the area or to “secure in place” until further notice.

Salt Lake Police Detective Veronica Montoya told Gephardt Daily Crosby was wanted for questioning in the Thursday afternoon robbery of the U.S. Bank branch near 2100 South and Foothill Drive. Montoya said Crosby entered the bank around 5:30 p.m. wearing a fake mustache and goatee. He allegedly brandished a “suspicious package” and demanded cash before escaping in a blue Chevy Cobalt. Police say Crosby then drove to campus and parked in a lot near the Eccles Broadcast Center.

After a couple hours of searching police determined Crosby had escaped. Detectives said he may have managed to slip away on TRAX.

The bomb squad was called in to check for possible explosive before impounding the vehicle.

Voice of Veronica Montoya, Salt Lake City Police:




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