FARMINGTON — Police have released three photos of man they said robbed a Zions Bank in Farmington on Wednesday.
Police Chief Wayne Hansen said a woman called police after seeing news reports Wednesday night about the robbery.
An hour before the robbery, a man asked her if she would give him $10 for gas, Hansen said. They were at the Smith’s Fuel Center in Farmington.
“She felt nervous about it, but paid for his gas with her debit card,” Hansen said.
Police pulled the surveillance tapes and found three photos of the man putting gas into a Chevy Lumina.
“It’s the man,” Hansen said.
One photo shows a man in a blue hoodie like the one the robber wore at the bank, locaetd near the intersection of Somerset Street and Main Street around 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Hansen said.
The robber told a teller to fill a bag with money and then fled from the bank. He didn’t show a weapon, Hansen said.
Witnesses reported the robber left the bank in a tan-colored sedan. Witnesses also told police the same car was spotted in a subdivision before the robbery. A police K-9 unit tracked the suspect’s scent from the bank to the neighborhood, but the car was not there.
The robber is described as about 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, in his late teens to early 20s and having a young-sounding voice, Hansen said. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue hoodie and some sort of cover over part of his face.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Farmington police at 801-451-5453.