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Man arrested three hours after alleged bank robbery

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Feb 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-22 18:40:03-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A man allegedly robbed a bank in Salt Lake City Saturday morning, and about three hours later police arrested the suspect and booked him into jail on several charges.

According to information from the Salt Lake City Police Department, a male suspect robbed a bank at 79 South Main Street around 9:19 a.m. The address is for a Wells Fargo Bank. The man approached a teller, said he had a weapon and demanded cash.

The man fled on foot after the teller complied, and he was seen boarding a TRAX train. He was described as a white male in his 20s who stands 5-feet 6-inches tall. Detectives investigating the bank robbery spotted the suspect in the area of 200 West South Temple later Saturday.

Joseph Madrigal, 31, was taken into custody by those detectives at about 12:20 p.m. He was arrested without incident and was booked into jail for aggravated robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and for prior warrants.