Watch Log: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
August 14, 2013
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August 15, 2013

Same suspect robs businesses in SLC, SL County

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Suspect in Game Stop robbery, July 22, 2013. More pictures from other cases at end of this post.

Updated information: Drew Smith (08/20/1985)  was arrested on August 14, 2013.

Salt Lake City — The Salt Lake City Police Department and Unified Police Department seeks the public’s help to identify a man detectives believe is the prime suspect in as many as five aggravated robberies.  

In all cases a white male adult entered the businesses and acted as if he was a customer, making small talk with the victims. The suspect then threatened them with a knife and demanded money. He left all five robberies on foot.

The man, who appears to be in his 20s, has a heavy build and short brown hair. In most of the robberies, he wore a purple baseball cap with the letters “TCU” and carried a satchel-type bag slung from his shoulders.

Detectives have tied the suspect to the following cases:

  • March 18: Seagull Book, 1140 E. Brickyard Rd.
  • March 29: Heritage Dry Cleaning, 909 E. 2700 S.
  • April 16: Express Cleaners, 2945 E. 3300 S.
  • May 29: Ma and Paws, 1227 E. 3300 S.
  • July 22: Game Stop, 2263 S. Highland Dr.

If you know the whereabouts of the suspect, please call SLCPD, (801) 799-3000, or Unified Police Department, (801) 743-7000. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting TIPSLCPD plus information to CRIMES 274637. Reference: serial robber.

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Suspect in Ma and Paws robbery, May 28, 2013.

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Suspect in Seagull Book & Tape robbery,
March 18, 2013.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).