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Sam Penrod Reporting Four banks have been robbed here in Utah County in less than a week. The frequency of the robberies has police very concerned. One of those cases has been solved, but the other three have not; and all indications are that the same man is responsible for all three. The robber hasn't been violent, but police want to get him before he has a chance to strike again.
The latest robbery happened around 1:45 this afternoon at this Chase bank on south University Avenue in Provo. But this time, the robber may be easier to identify. Look closely at these surveillance photos released by police, they are the highest quality we have seen so far of this robber.
In all three cases he has been wearing a baseball hat, with sunglasses and notice his unique sideburns.
Lt. John Geyerman, Provo Police Dept.: "The individual came into the bank and passed a note and the note just demanded money. And threatened that he had a gun, the teller passed him some money and he walked out the south doors."
Last Friday the Central Bank in American Fork was hit, and then Monday afternoon the Key Bank in Orem was robbed and then today's Chase bank was held up. In all the cases, the suspect seems to be the same and that's why police are asking for tips on this suspect.
So far the suspect has not used a gun, although he's claimed to have one, so police say the man should be considered armed and dangerous.
A credit union in Payson was robbed on Tuesday, but the suspect in that case has turned himself in.
If you have any information, contact the Utah County Sheriff's Office at 801-851-4000.