Police arrest pair who allegedly robbed 7-Eleven, punched clerk in face

Jayme Mares (left) and Michael Trainer. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 7, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday morning after police said the two robbed a 7-Eleven and punched a clerk in the face.

A news release from the Salt Lake City Police Department said officials booked Michael Trainer, 28, into jail for robbery, and Jayme Mares, 34, for retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:10 a.m. when the pair entered the 7-Eleven at 111 W. 800 South and concealed merchandise, the news release states. A clerk confronted the two and was punched in the face.

The two suspects then fled the store and got onto a nearby TRAX train. Officers observed the suspects exit the train nearby and took them into custody.

To share information about this or other criminal activity with the Salt Lake City Police Department, 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.

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