Watch Log: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
November 27, 2017
Watch Log: Friday, November 24, 2017
November 27, 2017

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, November 23, 2017 – 6 a.m. Friday, November 24, 2017

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4:23 p.m.
Aggravated Robbery
224 S. 200 W.

The victim and her family came into Salt Lake City to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together at a nearby restaurant.  As they approached the restaurant, Yambu Arias (38) ran up to the victim and attempted to cut her purse strap in an attempt to steal her purse using a box cutter.  The victim sustained minor injuries to her arm / shoulder. The victims family members seized Arias, disarmed him, and held him until police arrived. Arias was booked into SLC Jail for attempted aggravated robbery. The victim declined medical.

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