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Man suspected in 2 Davis County bank robberies arrested in Salt Lake City, police say

Man suspected in 2 Davis County bank robberies arrested in Salt Lake City, police say

(Davis County Jail)


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SALT LAKE CITY — A man police suspect of robbing two banks in Davis County last week was arrested in Salt Lake City Wednesday.

Charles Arrington, 51, was taken into custody at a Salt Lake hotel Wednesday night, Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said Thursday in a news release.

On Oct. 17, a man entered a Wells Fargo bank in Layton and robbed the bank at gunpoint, Lyman said. Two days later, a Wells Fargo bank in Kaysville was robbed. No one was injured in either robbery and the description of the robber in both cases were similar, Lyman said.

Layton CSI crews obtained a fingerprint from a document used in the Layton robbery and were able to identify the robber as Arrington, Lyman said. Arrington, of Layton, matched the description given by witnesses of the robberies, Lyman added.

An arrest warrant was issued for Arrington, and investigators tracked him down to a hotel in Salt Lake City. U.S. Marshals assisted and took Arrington into custody without incident just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lyman said.

A gun was recovered in Arrington’s hotel room, which is similar to the gun used in the Layton robbery, Lyman added.

Arrington was booked into Davis County Jail for investigation of two counts of aggravated robbery. Bail was set at $250,000.

Law enforcement officials from Layton, Kaysville and the FBI collaborated on the investigation, Lyman added.

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