ST. GEORGE – A 57-year-old Ivins man was arrested today for the robbery of Zion’s First National Bank Tuesday.
Just before 5 p.m., the suspect entered the Zion’s First National Bank at 1350 W Sunset Blvd. He approached a teller and demanded money. He used his hand in his jacket pocket to imitate a gun, leading the teller to believe he may have been armed. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money. He then exited the bank.
Employees contacted the St. George Police Department after the man’s departure.
Witnesses noticed the man exiting the bank. When they learned of the bank robbery they were able to provide a good description of the man’s vehicle, including a partial license plate number.
St. George Police Dispatch quickly gathered the information and broadcasted it to all police agencies in the County. A St. George Police officer observed the vehicle on Sunset Boulevard and followed the vehicle until backup arrived. A high risk stop was conducted and the man was safely taken into custody. The man has since been booked into the Washington County Jail.
St. George Police Investigators and the FBI conducted interviews of the suspect, bank employees and witnesses.
* Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.