Women attacked in home during overnight robbery attempt in Taylorsville

Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 16:06:17-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Police have two people in custody and are searching for more suspects after they say a group broke into a home late Friday night.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. when police say the group broke through the sliding back door of the home near 6550 South and 4140 West.

According to police, the group attacked two women in the home, hitting one with a handgun. Fortunately, they suffered only minor injuries.

Lt. Bill Robertson of the Unified Police Department said officers were able to catch two of the suspects, however he said one or two are still on the run.

Afterwards, police say they located four guns around the home that was robbed.

Investigators are looking into why this particular home was targeted.

"From our investigations we have found that they came to this home in search of drugs and money," said Sgt. Melody Gray of the Unified Police Department. "...We do know those suspects are gang members, but we don't think this incident is gang-related."

If you have any information contact Unified Police at (801)-743-7000