[UPDATE] SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Detective Robert Ungricht, Salt Lake City Police Department, told ABC4 Utah that he cannot confirm that the same man robbed two different 7-Elevens overnight.
The clerks gave the same description to police but detectives now believe the suspect in the second robbery could have been a friend of the suspect in the first robbery.
“We have some information that leads us to believe they might be related but I can’t confirm that right now. That is something our detectives will be working on today,” said Ungricht.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Two armed robberies happened minutes apart from each other Thursday morning. Police think they are dealing with the same suspect who changed clothes between the heists.
The first robbery happened at a 7-Eleven at 1300 East and 776 South at 2:00 a.m.
Salt Lake City Police say a Hispanic man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded cash. Once he received the money, police say he took off in a white car.
About 10 minutes later, the same scenario happened at another 7-Eleven at 535 East and 1700 South.
During the first robbery the suspect was wearing a brown hoodie then changed to a black one for the second robbery, police say.
To help conceal his identity, the suspect was wearing sunglasses.
There were other people in the car during the robberies but police believe they’re dealing with the same man.
If you know anything call Salt Lake City Police at (801) 799-3000.
*At 6:03 a.m. ABC4 Utah’s Brittany Johnson received a call from Salt Lake City Police stating that the suspect who robbed the first 7-Eleven was the same suspect in the second armed robbery. As of 10:30 a.m. that information had changed.