Suspects in custody after Friday night robberies in Salt Lake City

Four people are in custody after Salt Lake City police say they robbed two businesses Friday night, Jan. 19, 2018, including one in which they used a stun gun on a store clerk. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Four people are in custody after police say they pulled off two robberies Friday night, including one in which they used a stun gun on a store clerk.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Scott Smalley said the first incident took place at the Corner Market, at 203 E. Hampton Ave.

At about 7:24 p.m., two males entered the store and asked the clerk for cigarettes. When the clerk turned around to get the cigarettes, the suspects deployed a stun gun on the clerk and then helped themselves to cash and beer before fleeing on foot.

A witness saw them running and observed them getting into a Ford Expedition.

Lt. Smalley said the second robbery occurred about an hour later, when three males went into the 7-Eleven at 776 S. 1300 East, where they stole cash, cigarettes and beer.

Police later located the suspect Ford Expedition and impounded it.

At about 10 p.m., detectives tracked the suspects to a shed in back of a house at 467 Star Crest Drive.

Smalley said four individuals — all male — are in custody. At least one is a juvenile, he said.

While it isn’t illegal to own a stun gun, Smalley said its use as a weapon in the incident at Corner Market will likely bring a charge of aggravated robbery.

The suspects were still being interviewed into the early hours of Saturday morning as the investigation continued.

Smalley said authorities are “pretty confident all the suspects are in custody.”



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