Masked suspect in Key Bank robbery surrenders, police say

Posted at 6:57 AM, Sep 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-29 18:33:06-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A West Valley City man suspected of a Taylorsville bank robbery turned himself in early Saturday evening at the Unified Police Department, according to officials late Saturday night.

Lulzim Bajraliu, 28, was arrested in connection with the Key Bank robbery that took place Friday. UPD officials said Bajraliu approached tellers and gave them a plastic bag. He demanded they put money in the bag – after they complied the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPD and the FBI investigated the robbery. Detectives received a tip, which led them to Bajraliu, according to a press release. Detectives were unable to locate Bajraliu in person but made contact with him by phone.

Bajraliu agreed to turn himself in, according to the release. After his surrender he was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on aggravated robbery charges.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said they were glad to capture the suspect.

“Obviously this was a very violent robbery where he went in, brandishing a firearm at the tellers and customers that were in the bank,” he said. “We wanted to get him caught and off the street before he did it again or somebody got hurt.”