Suspected Key Bank robber made off with $3,600, prosecutors say
March 11, 2011
The man charged with robbing the Key Bank branch on Snow Creek Drive made off with approximately $3,600, prosecutors said in a charging document filed in Third District Court.
The document outlined the case against Cody McCormick, claiming that he confessed to the robbery once he was captured. McCormick has not entered a plea in the case.
Judge L.A. Dever on Monday found McCormick to be indigent and appointed Paul Quinlan as a public defender, according to a court clerk. McCormick, who is 27 years old and last known to have lived in Kamas, is being held at the Summit County Jail. Bail is set at $25,000.
The prosecutors have filed a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony that is punishable by five years to life in state prison and a $10,000 fine upon conviction. His next court date is scheduled March 21.
A teller at the bank told investigators a man went into the bank and gave her an envelope with a hand-written note, the prosecutors say. The note demanded that the teller "fill the envelope with big bills" or the person would "pull out the knife," according to the charging document.
The teller put approximately $3,600 in $100 bills into the envelope and handed it to the person, the prosecutors say. The robbery occurred at a little after 2 p.m. on Feb. 25.
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The robber then fled. Five law enforcement agencies were involved in the search for a suspect. The investigators found McCormick approximately three hours later in the common area of a commercial building on lower Iron Horse Drive.
The charging document indicates the teller identified McCormick in a photo lineup.
Prosecutors say McCormick admitted he robbed the bank during questioning. He told investigators he hid a steak knife in his left sleeve during the robbery, the charging document says.
According to prosecutors, the $3,600, a steak knife and the envelope with the note demanding the money were found in McCormick’s vehicle.