UPDATE: Cache Valley Bank robbery, police seek person of interest

Cache Valley Bank taped off by St. George Police following a robbery, St. George, Utah, Oct. 5, 2012 | Photo by Angelee Irvin, St. George News

Updated: 4:45 p.m., Oct. 5, 2012

ST. GEORGE – The Cache Valley Bank on River Road in St. George was robbed Friday afternoon. Police are currently seeking a person of interested in the case.

Capt. Kyle Whitehead of the St. George Police Department said a bank robbery was reported at Cache Valley Bank, 1224 S River Road, at 12:15 p.m. Witnesses said a white male between 30 and 40 years old entered the bank lobby, left momentarily, then returned and approached a bank teller with a note demanding money.

There was no outward sign of a weapon on the suspect, though the note indicated he had one, Whitehead said. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect ran out of the bank. One witness told police he was heading in the direction of the post office nearby.

No one was harmed during the robbery.

ST. George Police and the FBI are seeking James Ellison McKibbin as a person of interest in the Cache Valley Bank robbery on River Road in St. George, Oct. 5, 2012 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department

The St. George Police and the FBI are currently following up on leads on the bank robbery.  They are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in the case.  They are looking for James Ellison McKibbin, 41, and would like to speak with him.  He is believed to be in the St. George area.

Anyone who may know his whereabouts is asked to call St. George Police dispatch at 435-627-4300.

The suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years old, around 5 foot 7 inches tall, with short, dark hair, wearing blue jeans and a tan sweater vest over a gray, long sleeve shirt. He had no facial hair and spoke without an accent.

Nearby Heritage Elementary was placed on lockdown while police searched for the suspect, though Whitehead said buses and parents were being allowed to pick up the children. Heritage School officials confirmed that, as per police recommendation, parents  were required to show photo identification before children were released from the school.

The suspect has yet to be found.

Anyone who has information that may assist in this case is asked to contact Detective Rich Triplett at 435-627-4323.

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  • Murat October 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    This is a poorly written article. Is the individual a suspect or a person of interest? Make up your mind.

    • Dsull October 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Wow, you have trouble reading the information given here? Go back to 1st grade, you obviously failed.

      • Murat October 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

        Hey, dullard, I know you produce inferior offspring and that you’re a grossly incompetent individual, but try to keep up. The article refers to the individual as both a suspect and a person of interest. Those terms have different meanings. Moron.

  • ken October 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

    No Murat the only thing poor is your lack of reading comprehension, but thanks for playing!

    • Murat October 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      ken, I already know you’re an idiot. My reading comprehension is superb. I was simply noting the author’s apparently non-existent grip on two terms with different meanings.

  • Murat October 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Not to mention a blatant error in the second sentence: “Police are currently seeking a person of interested in the case.” Can anyoone spot it? Bonus points for those who do!

  • Avatar photo Joyce Kuzmanic October 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    St. George News abhors censorship and embraces free speech.
    It is part of our commitment to our community to welcome engaged discussion throughout all of St. George News.
    Therefore, productive discussion here is welcome; but this thread is now closed to further exchange of insults.

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