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Armed and dangerous suspects on run in West Valley City

Posted at 7:20 AM, Sep 03, 2014

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Police are warning the public about two people they said they consider armed and dangerous after an attempted robbery left another man shot.

Officers said one of the suspects shot a 32-year-old man in the arm during the attempted robbery at about midnight.

Authorities said the man and the 18-year-old woman he was with were walking near 29th West and 4100 South in West Valley.

They told officers two men stopped them as they passed parked cars on the street.

West Valley City Police Lt. Matt Elson said, "A couple of guys got out of the car and demanded the female's purse. They just kind of laughed it off and continued to walk when they heard a couple of gunshots and the guy was stuck in the arm."

The man was taken to the hospital in good condition; the woman was not hurt.

Authorities said one suspect is described as an African-American man with a tall, thin build and a shaved head.

The other suspect is an African-American man about 5'6" with a thin build and long curly hair or dreadlocks.

Officers are working with West Jordan police as they search for the suspects after another similar robbery overnight.