Suspect punches woman through car window in South Salt Lake, tries to pull her from vehicle

Police investigators on the scene of an assault near 3300 S. Richards Street in South Salt Lake. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, May 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police in South Salt Lake are searching for a man who used a rock to try and smash out the window of a parked car and then tried to pull one of the car’s occupants through the driver’s side window.

Spokesman for South Salt Lake Police Department Gary Keller told Gephardt Daily the incident happened near 3300 S. Richards Street (60 West) about 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

Keller said two women and a child were in the car waiting for one of the women’s husbands to return from a nearby hamburger stand when two suspects approached the vehicle.

The woman in the driver’s seat attempted to lock the doors but accidentally rolled the down the driver’s side window, Keller said. The suspect then began punching the woman in the head while trying to pull her from the car.

The other woman managed to pull the victim back into the car and the suspects ran off, heading north on Richards Street.

South Salt Lake Police set up a containment area, but the men managed to escape.

The woman who was attacked was treated on scene for minor injuries.

Investigators say the women did not know the suspects.

Unified Police Department Forensic Investigation Unit also responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the SSLPD on 801-840-4000.



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