Robbery suspect dies of injuries several days after alleged crime

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-01 19:59:17-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A man who was subdued and injured by the owners of a home he allegedly attempted to rob in West Valley City Wednesday died of his injuries Friday.

Police said 29-year-old Robert Ebere was one of three armed men who allegedly tried to rob a residence near 7100 W. Chula Drive early Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the West Valley City Police Department, the homeowners subdued the armed assailant and rendered him unconscious. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition Wednesday, and officials said he died Friday of his injuries at about 12:21 p.m.

Official said the robbery appears to be a drug rip. According to the press release, detectives located a weapon in the residence. After obtaining a warrant, detectives searched the residence and found about 9 pounds of cocaine and a “large amount of US currency.” Several vehicles were also seized after the search.

Police said they are working to identify the two other suspects from the robbery, and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 801-840-4000.