Gunman robs Park City bank, still at large |

Gunman robs Park City bank, still at large

by Jay Hamburger, of The Record staff

A man robbed a Park City bank late Tuesday afternoon, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money as the police rushed to the scene.

The man held up the U.S. Bank branch at 1514 Park Ave. at 4:18 p.m., the Park City Police Department said. He approached a teller and brandished a handgun, according to the police. He took the money and ran away westbound, the police said.

The police described the man as being in his 20s or 30s, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has a pock-marked complexion. Photos taken by the bank’s surveillance cameras show he was wearing a black hoodie. The police said the hoodie had bird emblem on the front. He also wore gold-rimmed glasses and a blue ski mask.

The police said nobody saw a getaway car. Nobody was injured.

Park City police officers, deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol troopers arrived quickly, with some looking for evidence at the bank and others fanning out through a wide swath of Old Town and Prospector. Several of the officers carried their rifles with them.

Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, said the officers stopped at least two people early in the investigation, but neither was determined to be the suspect.

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Officers were seen in Old Town soon afterward looking for evidence in trash cans left on the curb. They were initially as far south as 8th Street.

The branch manager at the bank said he was prohibited from making a comment.

The police said the suspect should be considered armed. Anybody with information should call the police, 615-5500.