West Valley City Woman Attacked In Her Driveway During Attempted Armed Robbery

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, (Gephardt Daily) — Police say a woman in her 20s was pistol-whipped Monday night while trying to fight off a man attempting to rob her as she unloaded her groceries in her driveway.

West Valley Police Lt. Jeff Conger said the incident happened at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the area of 4000 South and 3500 West. Conger said a man got out of the passenger side of a vehicle and approached her, demanding her bag.

“The woman was not sure he was serious so she asked the man ‘Are you serious?,’ and when she realized he was, the two started to wrestle over her bag,” Conger said.

“The suspect then pulled out what looked like a gun covered in blue tape, and hit her three or four times in the head and face.”

The man was not able to get the woman’s bag. He jumped back into the car, and it drove away.

Conger said the only description of the man she could give was that he was Hispanic and came from a red four-door car with black wheels.

When it comes to fighting with a suspect over property, Conger said it is not worth getting seriously injured or even killed for property.

“Many do fight back but there have been people killed over just a few dollars,” Conger said. “Ultimately, it is up to the person, and if their property is worth it we just want them to be safe, but we don’t recommend it.”

Conger said the woman was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Valley City Police at 801-840-4000.


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