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Sam Penrod reporting It's a crime usually associated with big cities. But In Orem last night, two different people were mugged at gunpoint.
Police say the suspect targeted people walking outside between ten and eleven o'clock last night.
It was about 10:30 last night, along Center Street and Palisade Drive in Orem, when a mother and her daughter were walking down the street.
The victims say they noticed a man walking behind them, so the crossed the street to avoid the man. But he followed them, until he caught up with them and asked them what time it was. That's when the victims say he pulled out a handgun and demanded money, getting away with 14 dollars and a cell phone. The victims were shaken up, but not injured. Twenty minutes later in the south part of Orem, a similar attempt was made by a similar suspect who police believe was the same robber. A man was approached at gunpoint and told to hand over his money. He did not have any and the suspect ran away.
In the second robber attempt, the suspect was seen getting into a maroon colored SUV, possibly a Ford Expedition, with unknown California license plates.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, with a slight accent, 16-17 years old, 5'5"-5'7"tall, slim build, with a peach fuzz mustache, wearing a black beanie cap and white or light colored jogging suit.
Police are asking that anyone with information on the suspect call the Orem Police Department. Police say they do consider the man to be armed and dangerous.