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Police looking to identify person who shot at swap meet employees, stole jewelry

Mar 28, 2023, 6:36 PM | Updated: 8:14 pm

Surveillance video captures the moment a masked person shoots at store employees at a Salt Lake Cou...

Surveillance video captures the moment a masked person shoots at store employees at a Salt Lake County swap meet, smashes the cases of jewelry, and then steals some of the items. (West Valley City Police Department)

(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.

Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call 801-965-5200 or email majorcrimes@wvc-ut.gov.

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