ST. GEORGE – Police are seeking a suspect after a bank was robbed in St. George Thursday morning.
The St. George Communications Center reported a bank robbery at the State Bank of Southern Utah, 395 East St. George Blvd, at 9:41 a.m.
It was reported that an older male entered the bank and approached a bank teller. The suspect handed a note to the teller demanding money. There was no display of weapon or threat of force.
The male was described as being in his late 50’s or early 60’s with scruffy gray hair and facial stubble. He wore a light blue/gray button-up shirt, blue Old Navy hat and blue shoes with white trim. The male left on foot, unknown direction of travel.
The St. George Police and FBI are currently investigating the scene and searching for the suspect.
East Elementary School on 700 East was temporarily placed on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown has since been lifted.
A similar bank robbery involving an older white male suspect occurred in Cedar City at the Mountain America Credit Union on Feb. 23. The FBI has connected that individual to at least four other bank robberies in Idaho, the last having occurred on March 6. In each incidence only verbal or written demands were made and a weapon was never displayed.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50-60 years old with grey hair. Some witnesses have described him as 5 feet 9-10 inches tall and weighing 145-180 pounds.
Sgt. Sam Despain of the St. George Police Department said it was too early to determine whether or not the suspect who robbed State Bank of Southern Utah is the same as the one currently sought by the FBI for serial bank heists.
Anyone with information regarding the identification or location of this suspect, please contact the St George Police Investigation unit Detective Dunbar at 435-627-43428 or the St George Police Department at 435-627-4300.
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