Police seek suspects after robbery near Marriott Library at U of U

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 16, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police at the University of Utah are searching for two suspects after a robbery west of the Marriott Library Saturday afternoon.

University Police said in a campus alert the robbery occurred at 2:10 p.m. when the first suspect pushed a victim and stole a new MacBook Pro, valued at $2,500.

Officials said they believe that suspect saw the victim inside the University Bookstore purchasing the computer and followed him into the parking lot. The suspect then grabbed the victim in a bear hug and a short struggle occurred. The computer fell to the ground and the suspect fled with it through the parking lot.

The suspect then left the scene in a newer Civic or Mazda 3 style, dark gray four-door sedan, driven by another man, officials said.

The suspects were last seen heading southbound on 1500 East from the Marriott Library west parking lot.

Officials said the suspect who stole the computer is described as Caucasian, mid-20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, slender build with blond hair and a buzz cut with no facial hair. The second suspect description is unknown as he or she was waiting in a getaway vehicle near the victim in the southwest end of the parking lot.

“University Police recommends traveling in pairs, locking valuables in vehicles, and staying on lighted paths,” the campus alert said. “If you see the persons or vehicle matching these descriptions, please avoid them and call 911.”


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