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Motorist barely escapes west Salt Lake City carjacking

First Published      Last Updated Feb 25 2014 02:23 pm

A motorist driving in west Salt Lake City early Tuesday morning barely escaped a carjacking by five men, police say.

Salt Lake City police Detective Robin Snyder said the incident occurred about 1 a.m. after the male driver had parked near 800 West and South Temple Street

One man initially approached, banging on the car with a baton-like device, and then four more men approached as the driver sped from the scene and called 911.

Police soon found the baton-wielding suspect nearby in a homeless shelter and located the other four suspects a short time later, but only the first suspect, a 22-year-old man, was arrested.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of attempted aggravated robbery and outstanding warrants.


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