Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery

Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery

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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."

Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery

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.

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