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A victim of a home invasion robbery in Salt Lake City has now been arrested herself
As far as the home invasion itself, police say 36-year-old Surinder Kaur probably did everything right to avoid further violence last night.
Police say the woman and her family were in their home near 1400 South and 900 West around 9:30 Sunday night with the door locked when a robber kicked open the door, flashed a gun and stormed the home. He grabbed a purse and took off.
Lt. Scott White with the Salt Lake City Police Department said, "(It) certainly scared the kids and the victim. They did everything right and complied, and when he left, they made the phone call."
There were two children, a 10-year-old and a 1-year-old in the home.
The suspect fled with Kaur's purse. Police, with the help of a K-9, arrested him not far away. Brandon Scott was booked on aggravated burglary charges.
Salt Lake City Police Department spokeswoman Laura Jones said, "The victim's purse was recovered, and in so doing, we uncovered evidence of drugs."
Jones said officers also found trace evidence of drugs in a jewelry box in the home and that the children had been playing with the box.
Kaur was booked into jail on charges of possession with intent to distribute and child endangerment.
Police are not talking about whether they think the crimes were related. Jones said whether or not they're related, police won't "look the other way" when they see evidence of one crime, while investigating the report of another.