SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are seeking a suspect in a pair of similar aggravated robberies that occurred in Salt Lake City Saturday.
The first robbery occurred at Leavitt’s Coin Laundry at 2149 E. 2100 South just after 8:50 a.m., the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a news release.
A man entered the business and approached a business employee with a knife and demanded cash. When the suspect was informed that the business had no money he took the victim’s car keys and fled in the vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a silver 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier with the licence plate Y099WH.
The suspect is described as a black, approximately 50 years old, 5-feet-8-inches tall, with a thin build and a slight gray beard, wearing a navy T-shirt, black athletic pants with a white stripe, black and white athletic shoes, a dark colored baseball cap, sunglasses and gloves.
Just over five hours later, at 2:17 p.m., a suspect entered America First Credit Union, at
3190 S. Highland Dr., brandished a knife and demanded money from the tellers.
“After further investigation this male appears to be the same suspect in the coin laundry robbery,” the news release said. “In this robbery the suspect changed all of his clothes except for his shoes. He was wearing a white baseball cap, gray T-shirt with a Jordan emblem on it and black pants.”
To share information about these incidents with the SLCPD, please call 801-799-3000. To remain anonymous, text crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip.