South Salt Lake police identify, seek alleged bank robbery suspect after he escaped from halfway house

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — The South Salt Lake Police Department released a surveillance still of a man who is wanted for allegedly robbing a bank Friday.

Robert Petty, 57, was identified by police Friday as the robbery suspect.

The robbery occurred at 2610 South State St., police said. Petty allegedly walked into the Chase bank, brandished a handgun, and demanded cash.

An employee at the bank complied with Petty’s demand, and he left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

No employees or customers were injured during the robbery.

Police said Petty was last seen leaving the bank on foot, walking southbound on State Street.

In addition to the robbery, Police said Petty is listed as a fugitive because he walked away from a halfway house on Thursday.

Anyone with information can call South Salt Lake Police Dispatch at 801-840-4000.

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