Provo Police seek suspect after pair of armed robberies

Posted at 9:04 PM, Nov 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 10:27:59-05

PROVO, Utah -- Provo Police are searching for a suspect after a pair of armed robberies Sunday.

Sgt. Brian Taylor of the Provo Police Department said things began with a robbery at a hotel near 40 East and 1505 South around 5:40 p.m. Sunday.

A man entered the lobby and brandished a black handgun. The man jumped over the counter and kicked over a cash register but fled without getting any money.

Police say about an hour later dispatchers received a call about a second robbery carried out in a similar fashion at another hotel in the south end of Provo.

The suspect in both crimes is described as a man who stands between 6-feet, 1-inch and 6-feet, 2-inches tall. He was wearing a gray hoodie and a mask.

Taylor said their department has "every available officer saturating the area" in a search for the suspect.