With few visual clues to work with, SLC police hope someone recognizes suspect’s voice

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 18:28:51-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Police are looking for an armed suspect who allegedly robbed two businesses in the Salt Lake City area.

Surveillance footage shows the first robbery, which occurred at a Maverik near 700 East and 2700 South in December.

"Give me all the money in your register," the suspect can be heard saying on the tape.

"Yes sir," the clerk replies.

"Have a good night," the suspect adds.

"You too," the clerk says.

Investigators now believe that same suspect also robbed a Family Dollar near 1600 West and 4200 South on January 4.

Lt. Lex Bell of the Unified Police Department said the video doesn’t offer much visual evidence, so they are hoping someone will recognize the suspect’s voice.

“What we’re hoping is that somebody who sees this, because we have nothing as far as a visual that indicates who he is, is that somebody who sees this and who hears the audio will recognize that voice.”

Police said the man appears to be in his mid 20s and they believe he stands 5-feet 6-inches tall or shorter. The man was wearing the same, distinct black hoodie during both robberies and was carrying a black handgun with a silver slide.

Anyone who recognizes the man or who has knowledge of the crimes is asked to contact police.