"Honey Bun Bandits," A Possible Link to West Valley City Robbery

- WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News)-The suspects responsible for the December 27th robbery of the Central Credit Union in West Valley City are still at large.

The West Valley City Police Department and the Salt Lake City Police Department have produced a tie between the suspects of the West Valley City robbery with the earlier robbery of the Zions Bank in Salt Lake City by the “Honey Bun Bandits.” The police departments are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspects.

On Thursday December 27, 2012 the Central Credit Union located at 4090 South 4800 West in West Valley City was robbed by two male suspects. Both men were wielding firearms as they demanded money.

One suspect is described as being a black male, of unknown age and medium build, approximately 6’-6’2” tall. The other suspect is described as white, an unknown age with a small build, approximately 5’8”-6’ tall.

Earlier in December, Zions Bank at 1420 South and 300 West was robbed by two men, who approached a teller, demanding cash. Both had hooded sweatshirts and wore ski masks.

A mystery package left behind at Zions Bank, presumed to be a bomb, turned out to be a box of Mrs. Freshley’s Honey Buns.

Authorities believe the “Honey Bun Bandits” are also responsible for the robbery of the Central Credit Union.

The public is advised that both bank robbers are to be considered armed and dangerous. The men should not be approached in any circumstance.

Anyone who has information or recognizes the suspects in the newly released video footage should contact the West Valley City Police Department at (801) 840-4000. The Salt Lake City Police Department can also be contacted at (801) 799-3000 and the FBI at (801) 579-1400.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the two persons responsible for the bank robberies.

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