5 teens mugged in Daybreak neighborhood at knife and gunpoint, police confirm

Posted at 9:23 PM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-20 23:23:09-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- Five teens, three girls and two boys, say they were mugged at gun and knifepoint in South Jordan's Daybreak neighborhood early Saturday morning, just after midnight.

While walking between two of the teens' homes, the teens say, they spotted a group of three Hispanic teens watching them.

A few minutes later, they say, the suspects came up from behind and yelled for all of them to get down.

"I tried to run but then I looked over and saw that they had a gun," said one of the victims.  She, along with the other two girls who were mugged, have asked not to be identified.

One of the girls escaped, running to a nearby house to ask for help.  The others complied, getting down on the ground.

"They had a knife to his stomach and they were like feeling his pockets and took his phone and his wallet," said one of the victims.

"He made me lay down and I had my arms out and then he put the gun to my head and I looked up at it and it was like really old and rusty and round," said another victim.

The teens say a pair of phones, less than ten dollars and a backpack were stolen.

"Then they yelled, ‘we've got to go,’ so then they all ran, they like sprinted off," another teen said.

South Jordan police are looking for three Hispanic males in their late teens driving a white or silver Dodge mini-van.  The group may be responsible for another crime that same night.

"We're working with West Jordan Police Department, they may have had a similar incident after this one," said Master Officer Sam Winkler with South Jordan police.

If you have any information that could help with the investigation, please call the South Jordan Police Department at 801-840-4000.