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Police in two cities looking for tanning salon robbers
Crime » Businesses in Provo, Springville targeted Wednesday.
First Published Apr 05 2012 06:58 am • Last Updated Apr 05 2012 10:43 pm

Authorities in two Utah County cities Thursday morning were investigating robberies at two tanning salons.

The most recent robbery occurred about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Waikiki Beach, 2255 N. University Parkway, in Provo. Police said a man wearing a black ski mask and armed with a handgun walked into the business, fired his gun and demanded cash from two female employees. Officers said the man then walked out the front door.

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Police said they believe the robber is Hispanic because he spoke with an accent. He was described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build and tattoos on his arm. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black shoes, and a black shirt.

Just about an hour earlier, Springville police said a man walked into Golden Globe Tanning, 1190 N. Main St., and demanded money. He took a "small amount" of money and ran away.

He was described as 160 pounds and 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a hoodie and a ski mask, police wrote. He was carrying a dark-colored handgun with a chrome hammer.

Police did not say whether they thought the two incidents were committed by the same person.

The owner of Waikiki Beach is offering up to a $1,000 reward for original information leading to the identification and conviction of the robber.


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