SLC police seek ‘dangerous’ suspects who targeted store three times in two weeks

Posted at 9:48 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 23:48:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A pair of suspects have been caught on camera breaking into the Chegoya Market at the corner of 200 South and 900 East three times in less than two weeks.

"They beat an employee and took cigarettes. Three days later they broke in, committed a burglary, this time they took and beer and candy," said Detective Dennis McGowan with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

The first break-in and the assault on the employee was on April 25. The suspects got away with cigarettes.

Three days later, police say they came back, breaking in through a back door and taking candy, beer and cigarettes.

On May 5, it appears the pair returned again to steal more items from the store.

"We're trying to get the community on board to identify, help us locate these two people and get them off the street before they beat, rob or commit another burglary like this," Detective McGowan said.

Suspect number one is described as Hispanic or Pacific Islander male in his teens or early twenties with a thin build and short black hair.

Suspect number two is described as Hispanic or Pacific Islander male in his teens or early twenties with a heavy build and afro-style black hair.

"Just consider these people as dangerous...and call, if they are there, if they're present, it's certainly a 911 call," Detective McGowan said.

The Police Department asks anyone who may know the location of these persons of interest to call (801) 799-3630. Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637. Please start your text with TIPSLCPD, which routes it to the police department. Then include any relevant information. Reference: cases #16-73220, 16-73186, 16-77055.