Man takes taxi to robbery

Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-09 16:53:17-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police arrested a man on Friday after he took a taxi cab to a credit union, robbed the credit union and then got back into the taxi cab to make his attempted escape.

Richard Warren Clark, 67, took a Yellow Cab to the Mountain America Credit Union located at 1225 South Redwood Road and then went inside and handed a teller a note demanding money, according to a probable cause statement from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Clark told the teller he had a bomb, and the teller gave Clark money. Clark then left the credit union and got back inside the Yellow Cab and left. Witnesses called police and gave them the cab’s license plate number. An officer located the cab near 325 South and 500 West, made a felony stop, and arrested Clark without incident.

Two witnesses from the credit union were transported to the felony stop, and both witnesses positively identified Clark as the robbery suspect, according to the probable cause statement.

Clark was charged with aggravated robbery, which is a felony.