A serial bank robber whom police believe has committed more than 16 robberies in Salt Lake County since last November struck again Monday, robbing banks in Murray and Salt Lake City.
The "No one gets hurt bandit," as the man has been tagged by FBI agents, displays a note to tellers that demands money and indicates that no one will be injured if the teller complies.On Monday, the man robbed a First Security Bank, 4740 S. 900 East in Murray at 11:35 a.m., followed by a US Bank branch, 2243 E. 2100 South, in Salt Lake City at 12:07 p.m. He fled both banks on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
It is the first time in almost two months that the robber has hit, FBI special agent and bank robbery specialist John MacDonald said.
MacDonald believes this same man is responsible for seven Salt Lake City bank robberies, two Murray robberies and three Salt Lake County robberies. The robberies began Nov. 25, 1997 at First Security Bank, 1095 E. 2100 South.
Most recently, he is believed responsible for the June 1 robberies of a First Security Bank, Bank One and Washington Federal Savings bank all on South Highland Drive. All three of those robberies took place within 20 minutes.
The man is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, slim to medium build, dark hair and clean-shaven. He is believed to be of Hispanic descent, MacDonald said.