A robbery suspect was caught even before the crime was reported Friday in Magna, where police noticed a masked man running down the street with a gun in one hand and the till of a cash register in the other.
The officers were driving on 8400 West about 12:45 p.m. when they spotted the man, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. When they tried to stop him, he ran away. Officers cornered him outside a nearby home, Hoyal said.
Meanwhile, a clerk at a Chevron at 2700 S. 8400 West called 911 to report he had been robbed at gunpoint.