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UPD finds suspected armed robber — in jail
First Published Jun 26 2014 11:33 am • Last Updated Jun 26 2014 01:28 pm

Unified Police say they have found the suspect in a series of armed robberies, including back-to-back holdups of two Conoco gas stations in Taylorsville.

UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said on Thursday that it turned out the 21-year-old West Valley City man already was in Salt Lake County Jail on unrelated charges.

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The suspect had been sought in the June 10 robbery of the Smokies Smoke Shop at 1901 W. 4700 South, and June 17 holdups of the Conocos — at 2187 W. 4700 South and 4841 S. Redwood Road — within 10 minutes of each other.

In each of the robberies the suspect allegedly approached clerks, brandished a handgun and demanded and received cash before fleeing on foot.

According to 3rd District Court records, the suspect now faces a total of five first-degree felony counts of aggravated robbery — two dating to May 6 crimes. He also was charged with second-degree felony counts of attempted aggravated robbery and theft by receiving stolen property, as well as a class B misdemeanor count of interfering with an arresting officer.

He was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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