Watch Log: Monday, November 17, 2014
November 18, 2014
UPDATE: Surveillance Video of Suspect Wanted in University Federal CU Robbery Released
November 19, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service each day. Not all calls result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events that stand out to them in a given 24-hour period. Call times listed are approximate and typically reflect the first call received by SLC911 (Dispatch) for a given case. Items contained herein are based on information available at the time of its release and should not be interpreted as an admission or finding of guilt. Arrest information may differ from formal charges filed by the prosecuting agency. To see a list of completed calls for service in the last 48 hours, please visit


6:12 p.m.
Bank Robbery
490 E. 500 S.

The manager of University Federal Credit Union reported that as he left the building he was accosted by a man brandishing a gun and an improvised explosive device. The latter consisted of wires protruding from what appeared to be two small propane cylinders wrapped together. The suspect used the gun and the IED to force the manager back into the bank where other employees were still closing for the night. The employees complied with the demands of the suspect, who fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect is male, 6 feet tall, approximately 180 lbs., wearing dark pants, an olive green hoodie, glasses under a green ski mask, and heavy gloves. The public should consider the suspect armed and dangerous and possibly still in possession of the IED.

1:10 a.m.
2917 S. Highland Drive

A man entered the business, brandished a weapon, and demanded money. The employee complied, and the suspect fled the store on foot. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 5 feet 10 inches tall, thin build, wearing a dark hooded jacket, blue bandanna over his face, and a black watch cap.

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