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Police: SLC man arrested for attempting to rob a pizza shop with large metal pole

Posted at 2:05 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 12:42:42-05

36-year-old Curtis Sims

SALT LAKE CITY - A man was arrested Monday morning for attempting to rob a Big Daddy's Pizza with a large metal pole, police said.

Salt Lake City Police said that 36-year-old Curtis Sims entered the store at 470 South 700 East around 1:43 a.m. Monday.

They said Smith entered the store wearing a large white garbage bag and approached the cashier asking for money.

Smith then produced what police called a "large metal pole" and swung it at the cashier, hitting him in the hand.

The cashier alerted three other employees who came to the front of the store to confront Sims who then ran from the store.

Employees left the store and ran after Sims down 700 E.

They chased the suspect until police were able to take him into custody, near 400 S. and 700 E.

Sims was booked into jail for aggravated robbery, police said.