Man robbed at knifepoint in downtown Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 12, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are searching for a suspect after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Salt Lake City early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened in the area of 309 E. 400 South just after 6:20 a.m., the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a news release.

“The victim was approached by the suspect as he exited the 7-Eleven,” the news release said. “The suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s bike, but the victim refused. After a short struggle, the suspect took the victim’s wallet and fled.”

The suspect then ran into the Mountain Courtyard Apartments, located at 350 S. 400 East.

The suspect was described by the victim as Caucasian, in his 30s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, balding and wearing a tan jacket. Officers checked the apartment complex, but the suspect was not located.

To share information about the incident with the SLCPD, 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 number in this case is 18-62476.


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