West Valley man charged with robbing 6 banks

The new Salt Lake City Federal Courthouse, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

The Salt Lake City federal courthouse. | Ravell Call, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal charges were filed Tuesday against a West Valley man accusing him of robbing multiple banks and credit unions.

Conrad Andrew Trujillo, 54, faces six counts of bank robbery in U.S. District Court. Each count carries a possible 20-year prison sentence if convicted.

Trujillo is accused of robbing:

Wells Fargo, 1710 S. Redwood Road, on Oct. 2.
Cyprus Credit Union, 7160 S. Union Park Ave., on Oct. 16.
University Federal Credit Union, 3088 S. Richmond St., on Oct. 28.
Chase Bank, 6275 S. Highland Drive, on Oct. 29.
University of Utah Credit Union, 7220 S. Highland Drive, on Nov. 5,
Chase Bank at Fashion Place Mall, 6255 S. State, on Nov. 7.

In all the cases, Trujillo walked into the bank carrying a black bag with a handgun in it, and then either showed the gun or pointed it at the teller, according to charging documents.

“The suspect approached the teller window, placed the black bag on the counter, and pulled a black handgun out of the bag pointing it at the teller,” the charges state for the Oct. 2 robbery.

In the Oct. 16 robbery, “The suspect showed the teller the gun inside the bag and stated that he was not playing around, it was not a joke, and to give the suspect all the money,” according to the charges.

On Oct. 29, charging documents say Trujillo did not remove the gun from the bag, but “pointed the gun at the teller with the gun still inside the bag.”

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In most of the incidents, Trujillo was seen by witnesses or surveillance cameras driving away in a Cadillac Eldorado, according to the charges. Police were able to identify Trujillo by tracking down that vehicle. He was arrested on Nov. 10.

“Trujillo stated that he committed the bank robberies to gain money to feed a drug habit. The gun used in the robberies was described by Trujillo as a BB gun,” the charges state.

Investigators served a search warrant on the hotel room where Trujillo was staying and reported recovering two Airsoft guns and about $5,000 in cash.

Salt Lake County Jail
Conrad Andrew Trujillo

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