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Customer stabbed after trying to stop restaurant robbery

Published: Saturday, Nov. 24 2012 2:10 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — Police are looking for a man who stabbed a customer who was trying to stop him from robbing a restaurant Friday night.

The suspect was attempting to rob the El Asadero restaurant, 1011 W. North Temple, shortly after 9 p.m. Friday when the customer interceded, said Salt Lake Police Lt. Brian Purvis.

"The customer got stabbed for his troubles," Purvis said. The man was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Purvis said the suspect remains at large and is described as a man who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a mask who may have left the scene on a bicycle. 

The owner of El Asadero, Margarito Parra, said that the suspect held a knife to the cashier's throat before taking all of the money in the cash register and leaving the restaurant.

Lisa Riley Roche

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