Police borrow ladder from fire department to nab robbery suspect in West Valley City

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jun 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-20 21:08:00-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police in West Valley City thanked the West Valley City Fire Department for loaning them a ladder, which allowed them to capture a robbery suspect who had tried to hide on a rooftop Saturday.

According to information from the West Valley City Police Department, the suspect carried out a strong-arm robbery and assaulted the victim, who suffered minor injuries.

The robbery occurred Saturday in the area of 3461 South 1940 West, and the suspect fled on foot after taking the victim’s wallet. The victim called police, who tracked the suspect to a rooftop in the area of 1889 West and 3300 South.

Several photos show police apprehending the suspect, and officials stated both the suspect and the victim of the robbery suffered minor injuries.

Police tweeted, “Thanks to @wvcfd for the ladder assist. #youcanrunbutyoucanthide”.