Shortly after robbing a Beehive Federal Credit Union branch in St. George Monday morning, police believe the man jumped into a car and drove north.
That afternoon, a Key Bank branch on 400 South in Salt Lake City was held up by a man matching the same description.
"The person must have gotten into a vehicle," St. George police detective Allen Johnson said. "We've got a couple of leads on vehicles but nothing concrete."
On Tuesday, the FBI suspects the same man held up a Utah First Credit Union on 800 South. On Wednesday, a Brighton Bank branch at 93 W. 3300 South was robbed. The man did not indicate he had a weapon and none was seen, said South Salt Lake police detective Gary Keller. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the man ran out the door.
The descriptions are all eerily similar and the surveillance photos have left police and FBI agents fairly certain that the same man is robbing all of these banks.
"We don't have anything conclusive," FBI special agent Juan Becerra told the Deseret Morning News Wednesday. "We do believe that all four are very similar."
In each of the robberies, the man has walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. In a couple of the hold-ups, a dye pack hidden with the money has exploded as the man left the bank leaving him quite literally red-handed.
The man is described as white, in his 30s, thin and weighing about 160 pounds. FBI agents are scrambling to track him down before he robs another bank.
"We're working it hard," Becerra said. "We've got some good leads."
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