LAYTON -- Police believe the same suspect robbed two Maverik stores in Davis County early Thursday morning, and may have even changed hoodies as a form of disguise.
"Our detectives are working in correlation with the Layton detectives," said Clearfield Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist.
"Based on the descriptions and store surveillance photos, we've determined it's the same person."
The suspect is described as a white female, between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and between 110 and 120 pounds.
She was wearing a blue Adidas hoodie in the Layton robbery and a black plain hoodie in the Clearfield robbery, police said.
She also wore blue or gray sweatpants, white tennis shoes, black gloves and a black beanie, police said. She has a large sore on her left cheek and no teeth.
The suspect first struck at the Maverik at 2014 N. Hill Field Road around 3 a.m.
A news release from Layton Police Lt. Garret Atkin said the suspect approached the counter and told the clerk to open the register. The clerk noticed the woman had a gun in the pocket of her hoodie and complied with her instructions.
After removing the money from the register, the suspect fled on foot.
Police say the suspect struck again a little more than an hour later.
Around 4:28 a.m., a female Maverik store employee contacted the Clearfield Police Department to report the store at 1510 E. 700 South had just been robbed.
The clerk told police that a female suspect entered the store, walked around for a few minutes, then showed a silver- or gray-colored handgun and told the clerk to open the till.
The clerk opened the till and gave an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who then fled east on foot to a waiting vehicle, police said.
The store employee told police she had a bad feeling from the moment the suspect walked into the store.
"I think she was watching (the suspect) and was suspicious about her demeanor and had a bad feeling," Stenquist said, "but of course by the time (the suspect) pulled a gun out and robbed the store, (the clerk) didn't have time to act on it."
The clerk was unable to provide a description of the vehicle.
"We were not able to determine if the suspect got in and drove away, or if someone drove her away," Stenquist said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Layton Police Department at 801-497-8300 or the Clearfield Police Department at 801-525-2806.