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Police ask for help identifying serial bank robber

Published: Friday, Jan. 10 2014 11:25 p.m. MST

Police are again asking the public for help identifying a mustachioed man robbing Salt Lake County banks. The man is believed to be connected to five robberies and one failed attempt since Dec. 6, including three Midvale banks Friday. Police describe the man as a Hispanic or Caucasian, between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and of medium build. The man has some facial hair growth and has used varying combinations of a fake beard and mustache. He usually wears some kind of cap or knit hat.

Unified Police Department

MIDVALE — Police are again asking the public for help identifying a mustachioed man robbing banks along the Wasatch Front.

The man is believed to be connected to seven robberies and one failed attempt since Dec. 6, including three Midvale banks Friday.

In each case, the man presented a note demanding money to a teller and fled on foot, according to Unified police. He has not displayed or threatened to have any weapons.

Police describe the man as Hispanic or Caucasian, between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and of medium build. The man has some facial hair growth and has used varying combinations of a fake beard and mustache. He usually wears some kind of cap or knit hat.

The man entered U.S. Bank at 8100 S. State — which he had also robbed on Dec. 23 — shortly after 3 p.m. Friday and demanded cash. He fled when the teller told him someone would be with him in a moment.

About 30 minutes later, he successfully robbed Zions Bank, 159 W. Center St., and an hour later robbed First Utah Bank, 7070 S. State, police reported.

Additionally, the FBI is looking into robberies in Ogden, 3225 Harrison Blvd., and Woods Cross, 1520 S. 500 West, believed to have been executed by the same man.

Police said the man should be considered dangerous. Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the FBI Salt Lake City Division at 801-579-1400, Unified police at 801-743-7000 or Ogden police at 801-395-8221.

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