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Police seek trio who took cash, vapor products in armed robbery at West Bountiful 7-Eleven

Posted at 7:13 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 18:24:52-04

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah -- Three armed robbers terrorized a 7-Eleven Clerk in West Bountiful, holding him at gunpoint as they stole vape supplies and cash.

But police believe the excellent quality of surveillance video may lead to their capture.

The three men covered themselves head to toe, but the video still reveals what may be telling clues.

Most notably, the robber holding a pistol to the store clerk throughout the crime hopped on one foot, seemingly unable to put any weight on his left leg.

West Bountiful Police Chief Todd Hixson thinks it's that injury that's most likely to lead to the suspects.

"To me it's going to be the guy limping on one leg that's gonna be the biggest help to us," Hixson said.

The chief also thinks it's possible another robber wore bracelets or had similar tattoos on each wrist, possibly leading to an identification.

As for the clerk, he wasn't physically hurt.

"Scared to death," was how the chief described the man, adding that such a feeling was completely understandable given the threat he faced.

The three suspects are believed to be young: between 17 and 20. Two of them were about 5'10" tall and white or Hispanic. The suspect with the gun and the seemingly injured leg was shorter, about 5'5" tall and may be black, though seemed to have a light complexion.

If you have any idea who they might be, please call police at (801) 292-4487.