Men caught and charged with armed robbery after fleeing police

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-24 13:37:54-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Police were led on a brief pursuit early Saturday morning after responding to a report of an armed robbery.

Around 2 a.m., officers arrived at the Walmart at 56th and 200 S. searching for a fleeing vehicle. According to Lt. Steve Burke, West Valley Police got the report of an aggravated robbery by two 40-to-50 year old white males.

Using spikes, officers were able to successfully slow the vehicle by 8000 S. and 700 W., where suspects then fled, police said.  The suspects were found shortly after in a nearby house's back yard.

According to Burke, one suspect was cooperative while the other was not. The K9 unit responsible for locating them ended up biting the uncooperative suspect, who sustained minor injuries.

Officers say they had originally received reports that the suspects had a small revolver, but they didn't find any weapons at the scene.

Police told Fox 13 they are now writing a search warrant to search the vehicle for the weapon.

No names have been released, as officers say they are still working on positive identification.

The men face armed robbery charges.