$1,000 reward offered in Orem aggravated assault investigation

Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 29, 2013

OREM, Utah — A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who assaulted a video game store employee in Orem.

Officers responded to a call at noon on April 18 where a GameStop employee had been assaulted by a man, according to a press release from the City of Orem Department of Public Safety.

GameStop is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, who is pictured in the sketch below.

According to the press release, a man and woman came to the store to trade-in a Nintendo DS, a Nintendo 3DS and several games. When the employee asked for ID, the man presented a Utah ID that had a hole punched in the top.

When the employee told the man the ID was not valid, the man became upset, moved behind the counter and punched the employee several times in the face. The suspect fled the store and has not been located.

The victim, a 27-year-old male from Provo, was taken to the hospital and had surgery on his face.

The female suspect is described only as heavy-set and white. The male is described as white and 6 feet 1 inch tall with short brown hair and a stocky build. He is believed to be in his early to mid 20s.

Orem assault suspect