Description of suspect in Sandy robberies released

Description of suspect in Sandy robberies released

SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Two schools were locked down following a robbery in Sandy in which police say a gun was fired. Police say the alleged gunman may be related to twe other robberies that happened earlier on Monday.
SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Police vividly describe the man involved in the armed robbery in Sandy which led two schools to lock down in Murray Monday afternoon.

The suspect is being described as a white male in his mid 30's. He is 5'08 tall with a medium build. Scruffy facial hair and blue eyes. He had a distinct tattoo of barbed wire or of stitching on the back of his neck. At the time of the robbery he wore a gray and blue beanie hat that had snowflakes on it. And was last seen wearing a red plaid flannel shirt with a white shirt and blue jeans.

Murray's Grant Elementary and Viewmont Elementary were both on lockdown as police investigated a robbery at 10835 South State Street in which a suspect fired a gun into the air.

A chase ensued, and police took one person into custody near the schools in Murray.

Police say the robbery may be connected to two other robberies that happened in the Salt Lake Valley on Monday.

One robbery happened at a Dollar Tree store at 3300 South 1300 East in Salt Lake. Another took place at a Red Mango restaurant on Fort Union Blvd.

Police say the suspect description in all three robberies are similar.

Stay tuned to ABC 4 News and for more on this story.

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