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Man arrested in 2 bank robberies

Published: Tuesday, July 28 2015 9:35 p.m. MDT

SANDY — A man was arrested Friday after police say he robbed two Salt Lake County banks.

John Eugene Walker was taken into custody U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a complaint accusing him of bank robberies in Sandy and Millcreek.

Walker is believed to be the man who wore a women's-style white blouse, white hat and white sunglasses Wednesday while robbing a Zions Bank in Sandy. Walker is also accused of robbing a U.S. Bank in Millcreek on May 3 while wearing an orange construction vest, a hard hat and a white bandana covering a brown wig.

Witness accounts led Sandy police, FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Unified police to search Walker’s home and car where they found clothes he allegedly wore during the robberies.

Walker was arrested at his place of employment without incident, according to the FBI.

— Emilee Eagar

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