TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) After a violent crime spree, police are asking for help from the public in identifying a serial robbery suspect. He is not in police custody and should be considered armed and dangerous.
On March 15, 2016, according to the Unified Police Department’s Detective Ken Hansen, the suspect entered the Deseret First Credit Union at 4645 South 2700 West, in Taylorsville, brandishing a handgun and demanding money from the teller.
The suspect was seen fleeing with money from the bank in a white SUV-style vehicle.
On March 18, police say the same suspect is believed to be involved in two additional armed robberies, also using a hand gun. Victims’ descriptions in both cases are similar. They say the suspect pointed the gun at them and demanded their purse and PIN numbers. Also that the suspect was again driving a white colored SUV style vehicle.
Later on March 18, the suspect was involved in a dramatic multi-car accident in Salt Lake City while driving a stolen vehicle. The suspect stole an additional vehicle by threatening with the hand gun. After wrecking this car, this suspect is supposed to have car jacked an additional vehicle and eluded police.
The suspect is described as a very dark skinned African American male believed to be in his early to mid 20s and approximately 6’2″ with a very thin build. Police say this suspect is considered to be armed and very dangerous.
If you encounter this person please contact Unified Police Department or call 911.