SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 21, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A suspect is in custody after an armed robbery at a Salt Lake City 7-Eleven Saturday morning.
The incident occurred at the convenience store at 1817 S. 700 East just before 9:15 a.m., the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a news release.
“A male entered the store and produced a weapon,” the news release said. “The clerk of the store fled to a neighboring business. The suspect helped himself to the cash register and left the store.”
A witness from the business the clerk ran into called police and then got into his personal vehicle and followed the suspect giving updates to 911, the news release said.
Officers arrived in the area, and after a brief chase, took James Allen, 57, into custody. Allen was booked into jail for aggravated robbery, false information, and warrants.