Wells Fargo Bank Robbed At Gunpoint

Feb 22, 2019

Credit KPCW Radio

Police are looking for two men who are wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Kimball Junction Wells Fargo bank this morning.

The  call came into Summit County Sheriff’s Dispatch about 10 o’clock. Summit County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Lt. Andrew Wright tells KPCW details are still preliminary.

“What we understand is two males entered the bank presented a handgun,” said Lt. Wright. “The bank employee did comply with whatever their demands were. They quickly left the area. It’s unknown at this point which  direction they went and what kind of vehicle they went in. We do have investigators on scene. We are coordinating with the FBI who is also on scene. Typically, the FBI gets involved in any kind of  a bank robbery situation. So, we are working with them to figure out who these people are that are responsible  and see if we can get a location of where they may be going or where they came from.”

At this point, there are no details on the suspects. Police are interviewing bank employees and witness, and the surveillance video still needs to be analyzed.

“We have deputies and investigators who are still canvassing the area,” Lt. Wright said. “There are other nearby businesses that may have some surveillance video to assist us in a direction, a vehicle  description, stuff like that.  As you know, in that direct area of Kimball Junction, there’s a lot of different parking there so it gives us a lot of different angles to consider as far as where they have parked and if they had a get-away driver and things like that.”  

Wright didn’t know if any tracking device or dye pack was inserted along with the money. While there were no injuries reported, he says robberies can be very unsettling…

“As you can imagine,” Wright said, “if someone presents any kind of a weapon, it’s very terrifying. From what I understand there are no injuries whatsoever to anyone that was involved, as far as bank employees, or any witnesses, bystanders. I would imagine emotionally hurt and upset. Any kind of event like this can be very traumatic to someone.”

He also didn’t know if the bank would reopen later today…

“Typically when someone like this happens we do have to close the business down so that we can try to gather as much evidence as we can… if they left anything behind including fingerprints, stuff like that, so that we can make sure that we protect the integrity of that scene so that we can get all of the information that we need.” 

The Sheriff’s Office will be releasing descriptions of the two men later today. Wright encourages anyone who may have seen something, to contact Sheriff’s dispatch at 435-615-3600.