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Hostile takeover masked suspects in suits on loose, bank robberies could be related

Posted at 2:06 PM, Jun 20, 2014

FBI agents of other law enforcement agencies are working to track down several bank robbers, some were masked and in suits.

Officials said tactics in some of the recent aggressive robberies in Utah County appear very similar to those used in a Salt Lake County incident last year.

It's only June and so far this year 51 bank robberies have been reported across the state, 43 of those are in the Salt Lake Valley.

A total of 70  bank robberies were reported in Salt Lake County last year so we are already ahead of 2013's pace.

The latest robbery was at the US Bank in Taylorsville Tuesday.

The suspect in that heist was heavily covered but officials said he is believed to be a Caucasian man who is about 5'8" and in his 40s.

Authorities said a couple of takeover-style robberies also have them concerned in Utah County.

According to the FBI, the suspects were armed, extremely aggressive and are still on the run.

Agents said they are investigating if this incident could be from the same gang responsible for a similar robbery in Murray more than a year ago.

"There's reason to think based on their dress and their actions that it's possibly the same people, so investigators are anxious to see if they can connect those cases and what they can learn from the Lindon case, but we don't know," Officer Brian Taylor said.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward if you have information leading to an arrest.

The Salt Lake FBI said it would like to speak to you if you have any information at (801) 579-1400.