No suspects nabbed in bank robbery
July 22, 2006
No suspects had been interviewed Friday in connection with a robbery that occurred at Wells Fargo Bank at Kimball Junction Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.
"Bank robberies are difficult," Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said. "Rarely are bank robbers caught at the scene."
The man who robbed the bank is described as being roughly 5 feet six inches tall with a slender build.
Surveillance footage obtained from the bank showed the suspect has brown hair and a dark mustache that extended below his chin, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brad Wilde said.
According to Wilde, the man entered the bank at 6480 N. S.R. 224 alone and "told the teller he was robbing the bank and demanded money."
The suspect, who claimed to have a gun, fled the building after he was handed an undisclosed amount of cash, Wilde said.
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The robber wore a black cowboy hat, dark sunglasses, a white, long-sleeved T-shirt, blue denim pants and black cowboy boots, he added.
He may have spoken with a noticeable accent and reportedly left the scene in a blue Subaru.
FBI agents often take the lead on bank-robbery investigations, Edmunds said.
"If you steal from any normal bank, you are going to be hunted down by the FBI," Edmunds said, about institutions regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Nobody was injured in the robbery.
"We’ve had our share (of bank robberies) but certainly not on a frequent basis," Edmunds said.
The Park City Police Department recently solved the last bank robbery in the area by nabbing a suspect in a case that occurred at Key Bank in 2004, Park City Police Department Lt. Phil Kirk said.
A suspect was also caught in a robbery that occurred at Frontier Bank in Park City in 2002.
Officers from Park City, Wasatch County, Kamas and the Utah Highway Patrol participated in Wednesday’s operation in Snyderville.
Anyone with information about this week’s robbery is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office tip hotline at (800) 828-8477.