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Police seek serial Salt Lake Valley business robber

Published October 18, 2013 10:02 am

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Unified Police detectives are asking the public for help in ending the career of a serial business robber.

UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said Friday that the suspect, described as a thin, 50-to-60-year-old, 5-foot-6 Latino man wearing a black "beanie" style cap and black jacket with a white horizontal stripe, has committed four holdups over the past two weeks.

The suspect's routine is the same in each of the robberies.

"He will approach the clerk, ask for change, and then put his hand in his jacket telling the clerk he has a gun while demanding money. The clerks have complied and the suspect flees the businesses on foot with undisclosed amounts of cash," Hoyal said.

So far, no descriptions of a getaway vehicle have been provided.

No one has been injured in any of the holdups, which include an Oct. 5 robbery at the 7-Eleven at 5400 S. 3200 West; an Oct. 7 robbery at a Walgreen's pharmacy, 4700 S. Redwood Road; an Oct. 12 holdup at another Walgreen's, 3300 S. Highland Drive; and the most recent robbery on Tuesday afternoon at the Conoco station, 2200 W. 4700 South.

Anyone with information is ask to call UPD at 801-743-5950.

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