Person of interest arrested in Murray armed robberies, police say

Posted at 7:19 AM, Sep 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-07 09:19:51-04

MURRAY, Utah — A person of interest in two armed robberies in Murray was taken into custody Saturday evening, Murray police officials said Sunday.

The robberies occurred Saturday at a 7-11, 5600 S. 900 East, and at a Subway 5692 S. State Street. At approximately 3 p.m. a man entered the gas station brandished a gun demanding money, said Sgt. Jake Huggard with Murray police.

Right after that, the suspect entered the Subway, showed his gun again and was given an undisclosed amount of money, Huggard said.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., police received a call from someone reporting a person acting suspiciously at a gas station locating at 5300 South and 600 West.

When police arrived a man matching the physical description from the previous robberies was walking to his car parked in the parking lot of the gas station.

Huggard said police found clothing and a firearm in nearby bushes that matched the description of the previous robberies.

Drugs were also found in the vehicle, Huggard said.

The man was booked into jail on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. Money was not located at the scene.

The investigation into the robberies is ongoing.