Police capture man suspected in several robberies

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jul 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-02 19:22:47-04
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Marshall James Roberts, who is suspected in several robberies. Images courtesy Salt Lake City Police Department.

UPDATE: Salt Lake City Police Department officials announced Saturday evening they had captured the suspect.

Officials tweeted: “Serial robber Marshall James Roberts in custody, being booked for at least 2 aggravated robberies. More charges to follow.”

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MURRAY CITY, Utah – Police are offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of a man they said is the suspect in four separate robberies that have occurred in the Salt Lake area recently.

Deseret First Credit Union in Murray City was robbed Wednesday, and on Thursday police stated the suspect is Marshall James Roberts, who is wanted in connection with three other robberies.

A Coffee Noir at 1035 E. 200 South in Salt Lake City was robbed July 20, a Health Care Credit Union on 789 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City was robbed July 25 and a University of Utah Book Store was robbed July 29. Click here for details regarding the Coffee Noir and credit union robberies.

According to a press release from the Salt Lake City Police Department, Roberts was positively identified as the suspect in all four robberies and is believed to be the prime suspect in two other cases in Salt Lake City.

Police stated Roberts is a white male who is 25 years old and stands about 6-feet 1-inch tall. He has a thin build and curly hair–though police said he may have cut his hair and shaved since his photos were made public. Police also stated the man is a heroin addict who frequents the shelter area and stays in local motels. Several pictures of the man are combined in the image above.

Those with information about the suspect are asked to contact SLC PD at 801-799-3000 or by sending a text message to 274637 that includes the keyword “TIPSLCPD” and the relevant information. Tipsters should reference the Coffee Noir case or case number 14-124866. Tipsters may remain anonymous.