Police looking for suspects in armed robbery at Taylorsville Family Dollar store

Posted at 11:52 AM, Apr 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-13 17:34:37-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Officers from the Unified Police Department are looking for two suspects accused of robbing a Family Dollar store in Taylorsville.

According to Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified PD, two males walked into the store and acted like they were going to buy something, then pulled out a gun and forced a clerk into the back of the store.

Police said the clerk complied with the suspects’ demands for cash and opened some safes near the front of the store.

“While this robbery was going on, one of the other suspects – the other suspect that was with them, went to the front door as customers were walking in and telling them the store was closed,” Hoyal said.

The suspects then fled out the back of the store.

“We believe that they got into a car because, as they were leaving, they were dropping gold coins as they were going out the back door and then, ultimately, that trail stopped,” Hoyal said. “So, we believe that they got into a car and fled, but no vehicle was seen.”

Officers set up a perimeter around 1689 W 4200 S in an attempt to catch the suspects.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Police said both suspects are African-American males.

Suspect 1 description:

  • Approx. 6 feet 1 inch tall
  • Approx. 300 pounds
  • Black sweatshirt
  • Black pants
  • Gray beanie-type hat
  • Referred to as “Big Homie”

Suspect 2 description:

  • Approx. 5 feet 7 inches tall
  • Approx. 200 pounds
  • Black shirt
  • Black pants
  • brandished a black and silver handgun

Anyone with information that may help police identify and locate the suspects is asked to call Unified Police at (801) 743-7000.