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Police: 3 young suspects arrested in recent takeover-style bank robberies

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-24 13:13:57-04

PROVO, Utah – Provo Police said three suspects have been arrested in connection with a rash of recent bank robberies Tuesday.

Officials arrested 19-year-old Braydon Madsen, 21-year-old Luis Vera and 19-year-old Nicolas Vera for the bank robberies at the AM Banks in Lindon and Provo.

Nicholas Vera and Luis Vera were booked into the Utah County Jail for two counts of aggravated robbery.

Braydon Madsen was booked into the Utah County Jail for one Count of Aggravated Robbery.

Back on June 17, police were called to a takeover-style bank robbery at the AM Bank in Provo.

At approximately 4:45 p.m. Provo Police responded to a bank alarm at AM Bank, 3670 N. University Ave.

According to Provo Police, three armed men entered the bank and took control of the lobby.

The suspects demanded cash and left with an undisclosed sum of money.

The suspects were described as Caucasian men wearing grey suits, fake beards and masks.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Police said they believe these could be the same men who robbed an AM Bank in Lindon earlier this year.

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According to Lindon Police, two suspects entered the bank on May 2 during the take-over style robbery. Bank tellers were injured during the incident.

The suspects left the Provo bank in a white Chevrolet full-size passenger van with tinted windows.

AM Bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Those with information about the Provo bank robbery have been asked to call Det. Payne with Provo Police at 801-852-6255.