South Salt Lake Police seek public’s help identifying suspect in armed robbery

South Salt Lake police are asking for the public's help identifying the man in these photos. Photo: South Salt Lake Police Department

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, May 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are looking for a suspect in the armed robbery of a South Salt Lake business Monday afternoon, and they are hoping the public can help identify him from surveillance photos.

The robbery took place at about 4 p.m. at Sew & Fit clothing alterations at 357 E. 330 South, according to a news release from Gary Keller, spokesman for the South Salt Lake Police Department.

The male store employee told officers a tall, heavy-set Polynesian man came in and looked around for a short while, then suddenly pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at the employee and demanded all the money in the store.

The employee complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The employee wasn’t harmed.

The suspect then left the business and got into a white Buick Lucerne with Utah license plate F247GF. The Buick was driven by a second man.

At about 7 p.m., the news release states, the getaway vehicle and the male driver were located near 4200 S. 2550 West in Taylorsville.

Police are still looking for the suspect who is seen in the photos.

He is described as a male Polynesian, about 6 feet tall, with a heavy build. He has tattoos on both lower legs, and was wearing a black Raiders ball cap, black hoodie with “Straight Outta Tonga” on it, long black basketball shorts, and black Nike shoes.

Anyone who sees the man shown in the photos or who knows his identity is asked to call South Salt Lake Police Dispatch at 801-840-4000.

Police are cautioning the public that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to approach or make contact with him.


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