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Credit union robbery suspect arrested in Clearfield

Credit union robbery suspect arrested in Clearfield

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CLEARFIELD -- Police arrested a 29-year-old man Tuesday for the Nov. 19 robbery of an American First Credit Union in Clearfield.

Detectives arrested Benjamin Barnett for the robbery and booked him into the Davis County Jail on charges of second-degree felony robbery and class A misdemeanor theft.

Benjamin Barnett
Benjamin Barnett

Barnett, who previously spent time in the Davis County Jail for another crime, was recognized by jail deputies in the surveillance photos from the credit union at 350 N. Main St.

Detectives are still trying to determine if a call to police about a man with a gun at Clearfield High School just prior to the robbery was made by Barnett with the intention of diverting officers away from the area of the robbery.

The call to the school was made just before 3 p.m., but the caller didn't identify himself or give any other details.

As officers were responding to the high school, police received another call, just after 3 p.m., reporting the credit union robbery.

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