Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:58 PM
An early morning robbery in Bountiful and another in Layton have police in both cities looking for at least one suspect.
Both robberies happened at convenience stores and were four hours apart, police said.
The description of the people who committed the robberies are similar, but police are uncertain if it is the same man.
The first robbery happened at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday at Tesoro at 2563 S. Main St., Bountiful, said Bountiful Police Lt. Dave Edwards.
Edwards said a white man described as in his early 20s dressed in a black hoodie approached the clerk and put his hand in the pocket of his hoodie, “indicating he had a gun. He didn’t show he had a gun.”
The clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash and a truck driver saw the man fleeing the area on foot.
At 4:48 a.m. the Sinclair convenience store, 1508 N. Highway 89, Layton, was robbed. A white man described as in his late 30s wearing a black hoodie, walked in and got a bottled drink. He then put his hand in the pocket of his hoodie, told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money, said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton.The man left the area going north on foot.
“Right now we’re not saying they are linked,” Edwards said. “We’re still working on it.”
Anyone with information about either robbery can call Bountiful police at 801-298-6000 or call Layton police at 801-497-8300.
Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @LorettaParkSE.
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