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Unified Police want to know if you may recognize gunmen who robbed a Taylorsville Family Dollar Store on Sunday. (UPD photo)
Taylorsville Family Dollar robbers may have hit store before
Increasing violence » This time, pair targeted customers as well as store cash.
First Published Mar 31 2014 06:46 am • Last Updated Mar 31 2014 02:13 pm

Unified Police want the public’s help in putting two brazen gunmen who robbed a Taylorsville business and its customers behind bars.

UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said the suspects, both brandishing handguns, burst into the Family Dollar Store at 1649 W. 4200 South about 9:40 a.m. Sunday. They forced two customers to the floor and robbed them of personal items, and demanded and received an unspecified amount of cash from three store employees before fleeing on foot.

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One of the employees was able to break free and hide in a restroom. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

However, Hoyal said a clerk believes at least one of the suspects also may have been involved in a similar holdup at the store on March 8. This time, the robbers escalated their level of violence by targeting customers, making their apprehension an even higher priority for UPD.

The suspects also are being investigated to see if they may have committed other armed robberies, Hoyal said.

One of the men wore a black hooded sweatshirt with a red stripe on the side and the number "3" on a shoulder, gray sweatpants, a ski mask and blue or purple latex gloves. The second man also wore a black hooded sweatshirt with gray lining, light-colored sweatpants, black gloves, a brown baseball cap, pink or red bandana, black sunglasses and black shoes.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call UPD at 801-743-7000.


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