Police looking to identify person who shot at swap meet employees, stole jewelry
Mar 28, 2023, 6:36 PM | Updated: 8:14 pm
(West Valley City Police Department)
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who shot at employees at a Salt Lake County swap meet and then stole jewelry.
The crime happened just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. That’s when police say someone wearing a mask entered the Indoor Swap Meet, located at 1550 W. 3500 South, and went over to a booth selling jewelry.
According to a press release from the West Valley City Police Department, the person took out a gun and fired five shots toward store employees before using a hammer to smash open some of the cases and steal jewelry.
The individual then took off running toward the northeast.
Police said officers set up a containment area and deployed K-9s, but the person was never found.
The armed robber is described as a man between 5 feet 8 and 6 feet tall. At the time of the shooting, he wore all black clothing, as well as a black beanie, tan boots, sunglasses, and an American flag bandana covering his face.
WATCH: Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person who shot at employees at a Salt Lake County swap meet, smashed glass cases, then stole jewelry.
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Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call 801-965-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.