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(KSL TV) The number of bank robberies in Utah is skyrocketing.
The latest happened yesterday morning at a Wells Fargo on 49th South and State Street in Murray. Three men are now in custody for the crime, after being followed by a State Bureau of Investigation Officer who was inside the bank at the time of the holdup.
Less than 20 minutes later another robbery took place at a Beehive Credit Union on Main Street.
So far this year, the FBI has investigated 50 bank robberies in Utah. That's compared to about 30 at this time last year.
George Dougherty/ FBI Special Agent: "THE NUMBERS ARE EXTREMELY HIGH THIS TIME OF YEAR. BUT WE ALSO GO THROUGH A CYCLE WITH A WHOLE LOT OF BANK ROBBERIES IN A ROW IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, AND THEN WE'LL GO EVEN A MONTH OR TWO WITHOUT ANY."
The FBI says that Utah's bank robbery numbers are part of a trend happening all over the country.