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Police offer reward for info about suspected bank robber

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - Mar 27th, 2014 @ 7:16pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — Police asked the public on Thursday to be on the lookout for a man who they believe is connected to five bank robberies.

Michael Alexander Bacon, 45, has been identified as the prime subject in five bank robberies in the Salt Lake Valley, according to police. The Salt Lake City Police Department is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to his arrest and conviction.

The robberies police say they have linked Bacon to are:

  • Feb. 2 — Zions Bank, 870 N. U.S. 89 North Salt Lake
  • Feb. 19 — Mountain America Credit Union, 735 S. State St.
  • March 21 — Zions Bank, 3712 W. 3500 South
  • March 24 — U.S. Bank, 922 E. 2100 South
  • March 24 — Chase Bank, 1306 E. Woodland Ave.

The two robberies on Monday were committed within 45 minutes of each other, police said. The man was wearing different clothes at the two banks, but investigators said the man involved with both robberies had a similar appearance and mannerisms.

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Investigators described Bacon as being a white man who is about 5-feet-11 inches tall and about 200 pounds. They said he has blue eyes, a large nose, weathered face and is balding.

Police believe Bacon is traveling with his ex-wife, who is a white woman with hazel eyes and red hair. They said she is 36 years old, 5-feet-9 inches tall and 143 pounds.

The pair are believed to be traveling in a stolen white Pontiac Sunbird, police said. The car has the Utah license plate Y848PP. It has four doors and is rusting, according to investigators. The photo provided by police is not of the actual car, but of one that is the same make and model.

Bacon's last known address is the homeless shelter at 210 S. Rio Grande, according to police.

Anyone with information about Bacon or his location can contact the Salt Lake City Police Department by calling 801-799-3000 or texting relevant information with the keyword TIPSLCPD to 274637.

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