Armed robbery suspect arrested minutes after fleeing from South Salt Lake officer

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A suspect in an aggravated robbery was taken into custody just before 1 a.m. Saturday after leading police on a brief, high-speed pursuit.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Scott Smalley said dispatchers received a call at 12:37 a.m. from a man who said he had been robbed at gunpoint at the Alta Motel, 1899 S. State St., and his credit cards had been stolen.

The victim didn’t have a phone, so he went to the 7-Eleven at 2102 S. State St. to make the call, Smalley said.

The man described the suspect’s vehicle as a silver truck, and an “attempt to locate” call was relayed to all police officers in the area.

Smalley said a South Salt Lake officer spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it, at which point the suspect fled and the officer initiated a pursuit.

At 12:50 a.m., the pursuit was terminated at 3800 West and State Route 201, and the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect, a man in his 40s, will be charged with fleeing, Smalley said. Other charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.



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