Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Restaurant employees jump, detain would-be robber
First Published Jan 24 2012 09:09 am • Last Updated Jan 25 2012 08:04 am

The intruder said he had a gun, but employees and customers of the Asian Isle Restaurant weren’t convinced.

So, Salt Lake City police say, several of them jumped the would-be holdup man about 9 p.m. Monday, subdued him and held him until Salt Lake City police arrived.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Police say when the 33-year-old suspect came into the restaurant at 100 S. 500 East, he demanded money — and said he would start shooting if he didn’t get the cash. He held one hand inside the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt as he made the threat.

But when he removed his empty hand from the pocket, police say, several people jumped him.

Police do not believe the suspect is the same person responsible for a rash of restaurant holdups elsewhere in the Salt Lake Valley this month.

The man did not have a weapon, police say, but struggled with officers briefly when they arrived.

He was booked into Salt Lake County jail in suspicion of aggravated robbery and resisting arrest.


Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.