Latest News

Man robs Credit Union to bail out girlfriend from jail

By Mason White 11:49 AM May 15, 2015
Robert Phillip Rivas 

By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested after posting bail for his girlfriend who was in jail.

26-year-old Robert Phillip Rivas of Pleasant Grove, Utah, is accused of robbing the Utah Community Credit Union to raise money to bail out his girlfriend from jail.

The woman was behind bars on drug charges.

Rivas and his alleged accomplice Armando Jesse Ambriz, 28, were arrested shortly after the robbery.

A family member of Rivas, told police that he planned to rob a bank to get money to bail out his girlfriend from prison, according to Lt. Britt Smith of the Pleasant Grove Police Department.

Rivas allegedly robbed the Credit Union while he was disguised with fake a beard, wig, orange construction vest and mustache.

Rivas escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, and managed to bail out his girlfriend from jail before he was arrested.

Police obtained a warrant to search his home and found a receipt from a bail bondsman, which was paid after the robbery.

Ambriz and Rivas have been charged with felony robbery and obstruction of justice.

His girlfriend remains free on bail and is not being charged in connection with the robbery.