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Police arrest woman accused in several Murray robberies

By Nicole Gonzales | Posted - Jan. 13, 2010 at 4:01 p.m.



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MURRAY -- Murray City police arrested a woman overnight linked to three robberies in the area.

Police say 31-year-old Tamara Elfstrom certainly has a clear-cut target: She was arrested for robbing local Papa John's, Little Caesars and Sconecutter restaurants.

Last night, a Metro Gang detective spotted two stolen vehicles at a motel near 7300 South and State Street in Midvale. One was a white pickup truck seen leaving the Little Caesars after the robbery. Police say a male and a female were standing outside.

"He went to approach them, and they both left, fled on foot in opposite directions," said Detective Kenny Bass of the Murray City Police Department.

The officer caught the woman, Tamara Elfstrom, and arrested her in connection with the robberies. But the man got away.

They believe the man they're looking for is Victor Hall. Unified Police detectives are after him for assisting in robbing a Papa John's near 3300 South and 700 East.

Police say Elfstrom walked into the pizza place on Saturday morning. She motioned that she had a gun but never showed it.

The clerk handed her the cash, and she took off in a car, driven by Hall. Police aren't sure of their relationship.

"It appears that they were involved together in at least a few of our [robberies]," said Bass.

The Murray City Police Department says Elfstrom robbed the Sconecutter the night of Jan. 10. She pulled a gun and demanded money.

Then most recently, the Little Caesars near 5900 South and 900 East was robbed. Police say Hall showed a gun, demanded cash and left in the white pickup truck.

"They've proved that they're using a handgun or at least a replica of a handgun," said Bass. "They have no qualms about when, where or how often they're hitting. The problem is, somebody could get hurt. And our goal is to get them off the street so nobody does."

Murray police say they don't know where Hall is. They interviewed Elfstrom Tuesday night, but she's not giving up any information.

E-mail: ngonzalez@ksl.com

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