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Suspect who sparked police search at U of U campus booked for aggravated robbery

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 18:23:43-04

SALT LAKE CITY  — A man is being booked for aggravated robbery and using a hoax device Friday after he allegedly robbed a U.S. Bank Thursday while claiming he had a bomb, and after the man’s vehicle was located at the University of Utah Campus Thursday night a strong police presence led school officials to temporarily restrict campus access. 

Salt Lake City Police Department officials stated Friday that 30-year-old Curtis Crosby was being booked into jail on charges that included aggravated robbery and using a hoax device, both of which are felonies.

Dennis McGowan, SLC PD, said Crosby was arrested in Layton earlier Friday and that officers had been questioning him about his connection to the bank robbery.

The University of Utah had restricted campus access and sent a series of alerts to students Thursday night as officers searched the area for the suspect. Police found items tying the suspect to the bank robbery in the man’s vehicle, which was found on campus. However, the man evaded police Thursday night and wasn’t captured until Friday.