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Trio arrested in beating, robbery in west Salt Lake City park

Published November 14, 2013 10:33 am

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Police took a man and two male teens into custody after they allegedly beat and robbed another man in west Salt Lake City's Jordan Park.

Police said the incident occurred at the park, located near 900 West and 1000 South, about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A 52-year-old man said he was approached by the trio, punched in the face and knocked to the ground and his wallet and other personal items were taken.

The victim's wife flagged down a passing K9 officer and an adult male suspect was detained at the scene. Moments later, two other juvenile males were arrested nearby.

The adult suspect, a 19-year-old California man, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of robbery. One of the juveniles was booked into youth detention while the second was taken home.

The victim's injuries were minor and he refused medical attention, police said.

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