Police looking for suspect in Nephi, Woods Cross and Bountiful armed robberies

Thursday , July 13, 2017 - 5:33 PM

MAKENZIE KOCH/Standard-Examiner Staff

WOODS CROSS — Police believe a bank robber hit his third target in Nephi Wednesday, after holding up a Woods Cross bank and Bountiful gas station in June. 

Fox 13 reports that a man robbed a Nephi Wells Fargo at gunpoint July 12. He stole an unknown amount of money, and officers were unable to find him, according to Fox 13.

Det. Jen Hicks, of the Woods Cross Police Department, said the robbery suspect is “more than likely” the same suspect Woods Cross and Bountiful police have been looking for since last month.

Hicks said the suspect in a June 17 Bountiful robbery and a June 19 Woods Cross robbery was dressed very similarly — and had a similar height, weight and build — to the Nephi suspect.

The Bountiful robbery occurred at a gas station located at 2065 S. Orchard Drive; the Woods Cross robbery took place at a Utah First Credit Union located at 1520 S. 500 West, police said.

Hicks also said the gun used in all three robberies is very similar, and the way the man held the weapon is similar.

The suspect is described as an approximately 5-foot-8 white man, weighing about 175 pounds, according to KUTV. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans, white shoes and a white bandanna.

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Security footage from the Woods Cross robbery also captured the suspect in a red car, which witnesses to the Nephi robbery also recalled seeing, Hicks said. 

Woods Cross police are offering a $10,000 reward for a credible tip that leads to the suspect’s arrest. 

Anyone with information should contact Det. Hicks at 801-298-6000. If she is unavailable, ask to speak with a Woods Cross officer on duty. 

Watch the security footage of the Woods Cross robbery below. 

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