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Search for robber includes unexpected arrest



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HOLLADAY -- Deputies failed to find a woman who robbed an ice cream store Thursday night, but they did nab somebody else as a result of their search.

They say a woman walked into the Baskin Robbins near 4600 South and 2300 East around 9:30 p.m. and demanded money.

The clerk's initial reaction was one of disbelief.

Lt. Jay Southam of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office said, "The clerk in the store asked if it was a joke. She (the robber) said, ‘Give me the money or I'm going to shoot you.'"

The clerk never saw a gun but handed over cash from the till anyway, and the suspect left.

Deputies brought in dogs to look for the woman but didn't find her.

Southam said one deputy knew a woman from a separate case who looked very similar to the description of the robber.

"So he went to see if that individual was wearing clothing that matched the description. She was not; however, she did happen to have a $25,000 narcotics warrant," he said.

Officers arrested that woman but are still looking for the robber.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Mary Richards

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