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Police: Bank robber left his I.D. and disguise behind

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 08:47:33-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A man who robbed a U.S. Bank branch made it extra easy for law enforcement to catch him, police said Wednesday.

According to a police report, Joey Lee Archuleta, 57, walked into the bank wearing a dark wig and handed a note to the teller, demanding cash.

The teller complied and Archuleta ran off, but witnesses told police they saw him leave his wig in a bag in an alley.

When police retrieved the bag, they found something else inside--Archuleta's identification.

Cross referencing his photo with surveillance images, investigators were able to confirm the suspect and find him hours later.

Salt Lake City police said this wasn't their only successful bank robbery arrest Wednesday. Another suspect was arrested in connection with a robbery at a Bank of Utah branch in Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon.

"We're two for two today, so everybody that's robbed a bank today has been captured and arrested within just a few hours," Detective Cody Lougy said.