St. George police seek armed, skeleton-masked robber who demanded $10K from homeowner, apologized

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — St. George police are looking for a man who reportedly entered a residence late Monday afternoon, carrying a gun and wearing a skeleton mask, and told the male resident he needed $10,000 for expenses.

“The robber kept apologizing,” Sgt. Tiffany Atkins, St. George Police Department, told Gephardt Daily.

According to information from the police scanner, the masked suspect told the homeowner he needed the cash because his family was in trouble.

The robber told the homeowner that he had entered the house, in the south area of the city, by slipping under a partially open garage door, Atkins said.

Atkins also said the homeowner said he did not have $10,000, but offered a lesser amount of money. Atkins was unsure if the robber accepted the offered cash. The robber eventually fled the area.

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Police radio transmissions described the suspect as slim and possibly in his 20s. Police also said, and the sergeant confirmed, that the robber had tattoos below the knee on both legs.

The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. After the robber left, the homeowner called police, who responded and searched the house and nearby residences to confirm the suspect had left.

Atkins asked anyone with information on the man’s identity to call the St. George Police Department at 435-627-43000. The case number is 19P017759.

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