Man with gun robs Sandy snow cone shop

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SANDY, Utah, Aug. 8, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a snow cone shop in the parking lot of Reams grocery store Tuesday night.

Sandy Police Department Sgt. Jason Nielson told Gephardt Daily a 911 call reporting the robbery came in at about 9:10 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found three juvenile employees — two girls and a boy — in the Finest Sno on Earth shop at 10650 S. 700 East.

“An adult male walked up, showed them a handgun, and demanded money,” Nielson said. “He received an undisclosed amount and left on foot.

“One of the kids requested medical attention, just as a precaution, because this was so upsetting,” Nielson added.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s, with long, blond, shoulder-length hair. He was wearing a blue button-up shirt with a white T-shirt, shorts, sandals and sunglasses.

He approached and left the shop on foot, and no vehicle was seen.

A similar armed robbery occurred recently in Cottonwood Heights at the snow cone shop near Fort Union Boulevard and 20th East.

Anyone who saw the suspect in the Sandy robbery or who has any information that could help police solve these crimes is asked to call Sandy Police Dispatch at 801-568-7200 or Cottonwood Heights Police at 801-944-7100.


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