Suspect armed with gun, improvised explosive wanted in credit union robbery

Posted at 7:40 PM, Nov 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-19 19:16:28-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect caught on camera during a credit union robbery.

Authorities said a University Federal Credit Union manager left the building at 490 E. 500 S. and was approached by a suspect armed with a gun and an improvised explosive device.

Officials said the device had wires coming out of what appeared to be two small propane cylinders wrapped together.

Police said the suspect used the gun and the IED to force the manager back into the bank where other employees were working to close the bank for the night.

The bank employees obeyed the suspect's demands and he got away with an unconfirmed amount of cash.

Authorities described the male suspect, 6 feet tall, approximately 180 lbs., wearing dark pants, an olive green hooded sweatshirt, glasses under a green ski mask and heavy gloves.

Police said the public should consider the suspect armed and dangerous and possibly still in possession of the IED.

Officers are asking anyone with information about this case to call 911 or (801) 799-3000.

Reference: case #14-202029.