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(KSL News) Two men are behind bars this morning for ripping off a 7-11 convenience store.
Darrell Dain/West Valley City Police: "They were extremely intoxicated. Decided they wanted beer, cash, cigarettes, lighters, and didn't want to pay for any of it."
West Valley City police say the men -- one 39 years old and one about 17 years old -- entered the store at 2300 S. Redwood Road and pretended to have a weapon. They threatened the clerk, stole beer, cigarettes, lighters and less than 20 dollars in cash.
The clerk notified police through a silent alarm and before the thieves took off, officers arrived. The officers watched the men for a few minutes, then moved in and arrested them.
Darrell Dain/West Valley City Police: "He wasn't quite sure what happened when all of a sudden he got grabbed. [He was] so drunk he fell over... a big box of lighters for sale."
One of the suspects has a long rap sheet, including assaulting a police officer, armed robbery and lewdness.