Police searching for armed man who robbed sewing business

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — A man who allegedly robbed a clothing alterations store in South Salt Lake with a gun is at large and assumed to be "armed and dangerous," according to police.

An employee at Sew N Fit told police that around 4 p.m. Monday a 6 foot tall, heavy-set Polynesian man entered the clothing alterations store located at 357 E. 3300 South, and without warning drew a black handgun and pointed it at the employee, demanding all the money in the store.

The employee complied and gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

The employee was not injured during the robbery.

The robber was described as having tattoos on both of his lower legs, wearing a black hoodie with "Straight Outta Tonga" written on the chest, a black Raider's baseball hat and black Nike shoes.

Police said after the man allegedly robbed the store, he walked out and got into a white Buick Lucerne that was waiting for him. Another man drove the getaway vehicle.

At around 7 p.m. police located the driver and the vehicle in Taylorsville near 4200 S. 2550 West. Police said they were interviewing the driver Monday night, but no arrests have been made.

Police are trying to identify the man suspected of the armed robbery and ask anyone with information to contact South Salt Lake police dispatch at 801-840-4000.

According to police, the man is considered to be armed and dangerous, and they urged the public not to approach or make contact with him.


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