Police seeking suspect after strong-arm robbery in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are searching for a suspect after a strong-arm robbery in the Avenues in Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon.

A man was working in the area of 189 E. 1st Ave. painting a building just after 10:10 a.m., said a news release from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

“A male that may have worked on the same painting crew approached the victim and produced a handgun demanding money,” the news release said. “The victim turned over what money he had and the suspect fled to a nearby vehicle.”

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Anyone who was in the area or who has information on this incident is asked to call the SLCPD on 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. The reference number in this case is 19-144017.

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