Witness Helps Police Track Down Bank Robbers

Witness Helps Police Track Down Bank Robbers

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Samantha Hayes reportingAn observant witness helped police track down two men wanted for robbing a Midvale Credit Union at gunpoint.

It could have turned out like so many other bank robberies, where the suspects get away. But not this time.

2:40 was not the time to be at the Cyprus Credit Union. Investigators say that's when 33-year-old Vincent Lane and 48-year-old Warren Peterson, both armed, demanded money from two tellers inside. They got the money and one of the tellers also slipped in a dye pack.

Police say as one of hte suspects was walking through the parking lot the red dye pack inside his coat exploded, and several people inside nearby businesses saw it."

Sgt. John Salazar/ Midvale Police Dept.: "A witness saw that happening, followed the men and they got into a Mustang on the side of WalMart and drove from the area at a high rate of speed."

Sgt. John Salazar/ Midvale Police Dept.: "The woman was our witness. She noticed the license plate number of the Mustang and called police with the license plate number. We were able to put the information out county-wide."

As police were looking for the men, the suspects carried on with their to-do list. Lane dropped off Peterson at his home in Herriman and then picked up his three sons at school. A Salt Lake County Sheriff's Deputy spotted the Mustang and pulled Lane over. Drugs were found in the car.

Sgt. John Salazar/ Midvale Police Dept.: "We were fortunate on this one, we had a good eyewitness, and cooperation with Salt Lake County Sheriff's department and Midvale police."

Both men are ex-convicts. Vincent Lane was in prison for sex crimes and was on probation. Both are facing several charges including armed robbery.

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