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Robbery suspect arrested on roof of home

(West Valley City Police Department)

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WEST VALLEY CITY — An hour-long foot chase ended with the arrest of a robbery suspect on the roof of a West Valley home.

West Valley police Lt. Dalan Taylor said Christopher Casias, 29, robbed a man in a business parking lot Saturday near 1940 W. 3490 S. at 5:37 p.m., punching the man in the face before stealing his possessions, including car keys.

Taylor said Casias then rode away on his bicycle to a neighborhood near 1800 West 3300 South, where officers caught up with him. Those officers chased him from yard to yard for an hour until they cornered him on a roof, said Taylor.

"Eventually, he just sat down on the chimney and wouldn't surrender," said Taylor. "We had to send several officers up, including a canine, to take this guy into custody."

The West Valley City Fire Department provided a ladder to get Casias off the roof.

Taylor said Casias had minor injuries from the chase.

Contributing: Sandra Yi

Katie Larsen is a Deseret News intern and print journalism senior at Utah State University who graduates in December. Email:



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