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SLC police arrest man suspected in 3 bank robberies

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Feb 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-25 19:31:10-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Detectives from the Salt Lake City Police Department have arrested a man believed to be a suspect in a series of recent bank robberies.

Police believe Kevin Richard Minix, 37, may be behind robberies that occurred February 7, 13 and 20 on the city’s east side.

Minix was arrested Tuesday after Salt Lake City dispatchers received a 911 call about a suspicious man who appeared to be unconscious in a car.

Responding officers thought the man and the vehicle matched the descriptions given of the suspect in the three robberies.

The February 7 robbery occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at US Bank, 2243 E 2100 S. Police said the suspect entered the bank  and demanded money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The February 13 robbery occurred at approximately 3 p.m. at Key Bank, 1500 S Foothill Dr. Once again, the suspect entered the bank and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot.

The third robbery occurred on February 20 – Minix’s 37th birthday.  Police said an armed man entered the Key Bank, 2299 S Highland Dr., shortly after 5 p.m. that day and demanded money.  The teller complied and witnesses said the suspect escaped in a car.

On Tuesday morning, Salt Lake City police hosted a bank safety summit to address the recent rise in bank robberies.

Salt Lake City police urge anyone with information on other recent bank robberies to call (801) 799-3000 or to send the word “TIPSLCPD” along with anonymous tip information to 274637.