Police are searching for an armed man who robbed a store in Cottonwood Heights last Friday. The suspect threatened the clerk with a semi-automatic handgun, according to police.
The robbery happened at a mini-mark at 2600 East Bengal Boulevard. The suspect entered the store and stuck a gun in the face of the clerk, who is a high school student. The suspect demanded money and did make off with a small amount of cash.
Police said the effects of this crime are still evident. The store still has not re-opened since the robbery.
"There are some pretty far reaching effects," said Sgt. Gary Young, Cottonwood Heights Police Department. "It's a crime of violence, an aggravated robbery. It effects both the employee that is traumatized, the employee's family, the community and we want to put a stop to it."
Sgt. Young said although the robbery may have lasted only a few minutes, the effects can take weeks or even years to overcome.
The suspect is described as a 5 foot 8 inches tall man, between 120 - 160 pounds, with a dark complexion and dark hair.
If anyone has any information, call Cottonwood Heights Police Department at (801) 944-7100.