LOGAN — A 21-year-old North Logan has been arrested and charged with allegedly trying to rob a bank. Noah B. Shafron was booked Monday night into the Cache County Jail.
According to an arrest affidavit, North Park Police officers were called to the Alta Bank Monday afternoon on reports of a robbery in progress. They were informed that a male individual had given a teller a note demanding money. He was described as a young male, with dark brown hair, and wearing a gray jacket.
Once police arrived at the bank, they were able to call the suspect out and place him in custody. He was later identified as Shafron, according to the report.
No one was injured during the robbery.
During questioning, Shafron allegedly told officers, he tried to rob the bank “out of desperation because he did not like the current place he was and decided prison was better.” He described it as a calculated decision, and had chosen the Alta Bank due to the proximity to his home, the affidavit explained.
Police report they later located a note that stated, “This is a robbery. Give me your money or else.”
Shafron was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, appearing for the virtual hearing by web conference from jail. He was charged with one count of burglary, a second-degree felony.
Judge Spencer Walsh assigned Shafron a public defender and set bail at $30,000. He also ordered him to appear again in court June 21.
Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.