SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 19, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City Police detectives are reviewing video and interviewing witnesses to see if an aggravated robbery and an attempted robbery in the early hours of Wednesday are related.
The first robbery took place at the 7-Eleven at 535 E. 1700 South just before 12:30 a.m., the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a news release.
Three men entered the store and robbed the clerk, the news release said. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of cash. All three men were wearing dark-colored long sleeved shirts, masks and gloves. Two suspects were armed with handguns and the third had a shotgun. The suspects fled in a black sedan.
About an hour later, at 1:43 a.m., two men entered the Maverik at 1927 S. 3230 West
while the clerk was in the back room. When the suspects didn’t see the clerk they left the store and got into a red sedan that was waiting nearby. A witness that observed the men leaving the store was confronted and threatened with a gun. The suspects were wearing masks over their faces with dark clothing, and one was carrying a shotgun. There is no further description of the suspects in this case.
To share information about either of these incidents with the Salt Lake City Police Department, please call 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 numbers for these crimes are 17-130566 and 17-130589, respectively.