Police Search for Grocery Store Robber

Police Search for Grocery Store Robber

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(KSL News) Salt Lake City Police want to catch a man who took off with some money from a local grocery store.

Police say shortly after 10 last night, the suspect entered a store called The Grocery at 1224 S. 400 East with a handgun.

Lt. Dana Orgill/ Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "A male with a handgun came to this store, accosted the clerk, demanded money, went behind the counter, struck the clerk in the face wiht his fist and took the clerk's wallet and some miscellaneous money from the register."

Police Search for Grocery Store Robber

He left on foot heading north on 400 East and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say the robber is described as white or hispanic, around 6-2 with a medium build.

Police say this isn't the first time this store has been hit.

Lt. Dana Orgill/ Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "I've been on the police deparment for 25 years and this store has been robbed a number of times. But I haven't heard of one for a little while."

Although a little shaken, the store clerk is doing okay this morning.

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