MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah (ABC4 News) - An armed robbery Monday morning at a Maverik gas station here was just the beginning of a crime spree that spanned cities and counties, according to police.
A trio of men allegedly were involved in stealing a car sometime Sunday night or Monday morning in Springville, Utah. Then, they went to Mount Pleasant in that car and held up a cashier at knife point and gunpoint. After the armed robbery, police say, they burned the getaway vehicle around 350 South and 100 West — not far from that Maverik gas station.
According to Lt. Warren Foster with Springville Police, the trio then stole a car out of Ephraim. And that vehicle traveled into Utah County.
A county deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped off and the high-speed chase began.
At some point, police say the trio ditched their loot in Springville near a housing subdivision.
“Guns, rifles, knives -- duffel bags. Anything that they had stolen from wherever they had taken it from,” said Foster.
Police say the trio then left the stolen vehicle near a Springville church and ran.
"They ditched the car and took off running, citizens saw them jump fences,” said Foster.
Police were able to arrest two of the male suspects — but one is still on the loose.
So who are these guys? And why did they do it?
"How do you make sense of it?” said Foster.
"One piece at a time, one day at a time. We'll get to the bottom of it,” added Foster.
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