Police looking for suspect in 2 similar robberies

Police looking for suspect in 2 similar robberies

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Police believe the same person robbed two businesses overnight.

Officers say around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, a man wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, pulled tight around his face, walked into a Philips 66 gas station near 400 South and 900 East in Salt Lake.

The robber showed the clerk a hand gun and demanded the money from the cash register. Once she gave it to him, he took off on foot.

Police looking for suspect in 2 similar robberies

About two hours later, a man with a similar description did the same thing at a 24-hour Mexican food restaurant near 300 North and 300 West.

"He produced a black handgun and demanded cash from the single employee inside. She complied, gave him the money, and he fled on foot, as far as we can tell," said Salt Lake City police Lt. Brian Purvis.

Police say in both robberies the suspect was not violent and no one got hurt. They're now looking into whether either of the businesses has surveillance video.

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