Armed suspects break into apartment, steal blue fire safe

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TAYLORSVILLE -- A resident of a Taylorsville apartment building near 4745 South and 1450 West scared off two men threatening his neighbors early Monday morning.

Police say two armed suspects knocked on a second-story apartment door and forced their way inside.

"They just told them to lay down on the ground on their stomachs, which the victims complied," said Detective Shannon Bennett of the Taylorsville Police Department. "They just began searching the apartment for whatever was of value, and they just ended up leaving with that safe."

Apparently, neighbors from downstairs heard what was going on, barged in on the robbery and scared off the suspects.

Police say they got away with a blue fire safe filled with about $500 worth of rolled coins.

No one was injured.

Detectives now hope the safe turns up somewhere, especially since blue fire safes are fairly uncommon.

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