Quick thinking by employees helped police nab a suspect following a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly after 4 p.m. a man walked into First Security Bank, 3655 S. State, and demanded money saying that he had a gun, said Salt Lake County Sheriff Lt. Mike Wardle. The man never produced a gun and left with an undisclosed amount of money.As soon as the man left the bank, the clerk notified the bank manager about the robbery, Wardle said. The manager ran out the door, saw the man getting into a car parked in front of the bank and was able to get the license plate number.
Within 20 minutes, police tracked the car to an apartment complex near 300 East and 3700 South, where the man was arrested without incident, Wardle said. The car was not registered to him, and he did not live in the apartment where he was arrested.
The man, 52, Magna, does not match the description of a suspect in a series of bank robberies over the past months, Wardle said.