Suspect on run after robbing Salt Lake City woman in wheelchair at knifepoint

Posted at 2:38 PM, Sep 12, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY - Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a 60-year-old woman confined to a wheelchair at knifepoint.

Officers said the woman was on her way home when a man threatened her with a knife near 1000 W. and 400 S.

The suspect grabbed a bag from her lap and then tried to steal her purse which was strapped around her body.

Authorities said the suspect ran when a car started backing down a driveway nearby.

Police said the suspect is a Hispanic man in his mid-20s.

He has a stocky build, shaved head and tattoos on his arms and face including the number 13 on one side of his head and the letter "M" on the other side of his face or neck.

Officers said the woman was not injured.

Salt Lake City officers said they would like to speak with you if you have any information in this case.