Friday, July 30, 2010

Male in surveillance photos cleared in robbery

SALT LAKE CITY—The Salt Lake City Police Department yesterday released surveillance photos of a suspect in a purse snatching. The photos were taken at a nearby gas station where it is believed the suspect used the victim’s credit card following the robbery. Officers have made contact with the male in the photos and have cleared him as a suspect in the robbery.

As a result of this new information, the police dept asks all media outlets to remove these photos from their websites. The man in the photos is no longer a suspect.

Details of the robbery:

At approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, an elderly couple had just returned to their home in the area of 2300 E. 1300 S. and parked their car in their garage. A man came up behind the 86-year-old female victim and grabbed her purse out of her hand, and fled in a red SUV or Jeep.

The Police Department asks anyone who knows the identity or location of the suspect to call (801) 799-3000. Callers may remain anonymous. Please reference case #10-129940.