SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have more questions than answers after a reported robbery in Salt Lake City Tuesday night.
Salt Lake City Police Department Lt. Gary Trost said officials responded at approximately 10:20 p.m. to a report of a personal robbery at 400 E. 200 South.
“A male victim was buying some property from a third party, he got into a vehicle and the allegation is that he got robbed inside the vehicle at gunpoint,” Trost said.
The suspect vehicle, a maroon Pontiac Sedan, then left the scene, and police from multiple agencies were advised to look out for it.
Police were initially told by the victim the vehicle was occupied by three black male adults. The Pontiac was located in the area of 330 W. 7200 South in Midvale by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team (VFAST), but they found a man and woman inside the car.
Police do know that this is the suspect car, Trost said, but they don’t yet know how the man and woman inside the car were involved. The Pontiac turned out to be a rental car, so police are investigating what name or names the vehicle was rented under.
“We have to do more digging,” Trost said. “Because of the time lapse and the information that doesn’t add up, there’s going to have to be some digging to corroborate everything. We’ll see where it goes from here.”
Wednesday morning, Det. Robert Ungricht told Gephardt Daily police believe there was indeed a robbery, and one person that was in the suspect vehicle has been booked into jail on an unrelated warrant, but beyond that, there is little firm information.
Ungricht said officials hope to provide more concrete information in the next few days.
It’s not known what the victim was attempting to purchase.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.