Robber clobbers worker over the head with pistol

Robber clobbers worker over the head with pistol

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City Police investigators are looking for whoever robbed a business and hit a worker over the head with a gun. It happened Wednesday morning at Rhinehart Oil, off of 1700 South near 750 West.

Lt. Craig Gleason says the suspect went in to talk business as a ploy.

"Probably it's accurate to say that was ‘let me look around in here and see who's at work,' and then disengaged and immediately came back in and did the robbery," Gleason said. "He produced a pistol and demanded cash."

Gleason says the robber hit a worker over the head with his gun.

"He banged the pistol into the guy a couple times hard enough to at least hurt," Gleason said.

Investigators say the man got away with something. They aren't specifying what.

The suspect is described as having a goatee and wearing a green T-shirt and backpack.


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