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Price Police Nab Duo Suspected of Bank Robbery


Gregorio Efrain Gomez Jr. Price Police photo

By Rick Sherman
Sun Advocate Reporter

Price Police nabbed two bank robbery suspects Saturday, about two hours after a Wells Fargo Bank was held up in Spanish Fork.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the robbery. Spanish Fork Police issued a release with a few details of the crime, but the information was unknown to local law enforcement until after the suspects were apprehended.
The robber presented a note that said, “This is a robbery provide me with $50s and $100s.” The word “gun” was also on the note, although a gun was not displayed. The suspect was last seen leaving the scene on foot.
According to a news release from the Price Police Department, Patrol Officer Drew Olsen encountered the pair at the Walmart parking lot and became suspicious by their reaction to the police cruiser. He followed their vehicle eastbound on Highway 6 and pulled it over in Wellington for an equipment violation.
The driver initially provided false information, but when Officer Olsen established the driver’s actual identity, it was discovered he was driving on a revoked Colorado driver license.
Other units from Price and Wellington police departments provided backup for Olsen and during a search of the vehicle a large amount of cash was found. Other forensic evidence which would ultimately link the suspects to the Spanish Fork bank robbery was also found.
Meanwhile, an Attempt to Locate was received by area law enforcement, and Olson was convinced the men were in fact the bank robbery suspects. The men were detained and held for Spanish Fork investigators.
Twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Russell Mobley of Denver, Colorado was arrested for the actual bank robbery. He has several previous arrests and told investigators he had been released from prison about a week earlier for an armed robbery in Colorado.
The getaway driver was identified as 25-year-old Gregorio Efrain Gomez Jr. of Grand Junction, Colorado. Gomez has several previous arrests on charges of theft, burglary and D.U.I.
The suspects were taken back to Spanish Fork for processing. It is believed that nearly all the stolen money was recovered.

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