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Salt Lake City cops nab suspect in armed street robbery

First Published Apr 15 2014 10:32 am • Last Updated Apr 15 2014 10:51 am

Salt Lake City police say a knife-wielding man first demanded booze, then money. He got neither, but did get a trip to jail.

Just before 6 p.m. Monday, the 59-year-old suspect approached an employee at A&J Food, 616 S. 500 West. When the victim failed to provide either drink or cash, the suspect allegedly slashed the victim’s clothing before dropping the knife and walking away.

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Police found the suspect outside a nearby homeless shelter and took him into custody after a brief struggle.

The man was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery, assault by a prisoner and public intoxication.


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