WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – November 12, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – U.S. Banks in West Valley City have been robbed three times in the same number of weeks, and police are considering the possibility the crimes are connected.
According to West Valley City Police, the latest robbery was at the U.S. Bank inside the Smith’s store at 4065 South Redwood Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. A man passed a note to the teller, received an undisclosed amount of cash and ran on foot. The suspect wore a hat which covered the lower half of his face as well as safety goggles. He was described by witnesses as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall.
In the past two incidents, police said a suspect walked into a U.S. Bank inside the Smith’s store on 5620 West 4100 South on Friday, November 6, and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A suspect walked into the same U.S. Bank just after 6 p.m. on Friday October 23, and handed the teller a note demanding cash.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the man ran out of the store, and may have got into a vehicle that was waiting for him outside.
The suspect in the November 6 robbery is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, black gloves, a blue beanie and a black bandana covering most of his face.
The suspect in the October 23 robbery is described as a white male, about 6 foot 2 inches with a medium build and he may have tattoos on his neck. He was wearing a black shirt with the words “Keep Calm and Grow a Mustache” across the front. He was also wearing black gloves, a black beanie and safety goggles.
Investigators are aware of several other bank robberies around the valley. At this time, there are no known links to any of those cases, however, WVCPD investigators are working with other agencies to further explore that possibility.
Anyone with information regarding these robberies or the identity of the suspect(s) is encouraged to call West Valley City Police at 801-840-4000.