Provo bank robbery suspect arrested; police credit witnesses

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PROVO -- Provo police credit a bank teller and another witness for helping them track down the man suspected of robbing a bank Saturday morning.

Police say a man robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 66 E. 1650 North at 10:24 a.m. The teller gave police an excellent description of the robber, plus the bank had surveillance video.

A resident of the Riviera Apartments just behind the bank saw a suspicious-looking man run through the parking lot and get into a truck. The resident wrote down the license plate number and called police.

An Orem police officer recognized the vehicle as it was described in an attempt-to-locate broadcast to officers. He knew where the vehicle's owner lived in Springville.

As police were approaching the home, the suspect and a woman left in another vehicle. Officers pulled them over and took them in for questioning.

Police say the suspect, 27-year-old Oscar Rene Coto Martinez, confessed to the crime and turned over the stolen money. He was booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery and felony theft.

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