Alleged Serial Bank Robber Arrested
Edward Begley, age 64, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was taken into custody on December 8, 2020 by special agents with the FBI and investigators with the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Begley is charged by federal criminal complaint with the following robberies:
- October 13, 2020—Wells Fargo Bank at 2001 South Main Street in Salt Lake City
- October 13, 2020—U.S. Bank at 1575 South Main Street in Salt Lake City
- November 30, 2020—U.S. Bank at 1575 South Main Street in Salt Lake City
- December 8, 2020—U.S. Bank at 1575 South Main Street in Salt Lake City
According to the affidavit in support of the complaint and federal arrest warrant, the suspect in today’s robbery was seen leaving the U.S. Bank in a newer, black Nissan sedan. A Salt Lake City Police officer spotted a vehicle matching that description and, after a traffic stop, took the suspect into custody. The complaint further states that Begley was interviewed and confessed to today’s robbery. He also admitted to robbing at least two other banks and possibly more.
Begley is scheduled to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on Friday, December 11, 2020.
A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and all defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.