A man who allegedly had plans to rob a Taylorsville bank ran into some bad luck on Thursday. Around 5:30 p.m. a man entered an America First Credit Union claiming to have a gun and demanded money from two of the tellers. He received an undisclosed amount of cash, but upon getting to his car realized he'd left his keys on the counter inside the credit union. He then attempted to flee on foot, but the bag full of the money he'd been given snapped off and tore, sending money spilling out of the bag. The trail of money, along with the help of witnesses, point officers directly to the man who'd robbed the credit union and he was taken into custody.
David Hamson, 39, has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated robbery. According to a jail report he already has several outstanding warrants, and is a "known suspect" in several bank robberies that have taken place across West Valley City and Salt Lake City. He has lengthy criminal background, including instances of theft, robbery, and drug related offenses.
Officers have said that most of the money was able to be recovered, but some of it did end up going down a nearby storm drain.
Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County Jail