Man steals gas, runs over clerk in Roy

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ROY -- A man stole gasoline in Roy, then compounded the crime by running over the clerk who tried to stop him.

This man went to a Maverik convenience store at 3500 West and 5600 South in Roy Wednesday morning and pumped more than $100 worth of gasoline into his pickup truck.

A clerk saw the thief and tried to stop him from driving away. The thief then hit the employee with the truck and drove over him. It broke the employee's shoulder, ribs and hip and punctured his lung.

"Took what would be a misdemeanor gas theft and turned it into a second-degree felony, aggravated robbery," said Chief Greg Whinham of the Roy City Police Department.

The store did get a glance at the thief's North Dakota license plate: 2928 BU. The truck also has damage to the right side.

Police have linked other gasoline thefts in Clearfield and Layton to the same man.

Officers ask that anyone with information contact the Roy City Police Department at 801-774-1011.

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