Armed robbers in Salt Lake County held up two gas stations Friday night in unrelated incidents.
According to a sheriff's office report, a man with a small handgun threatened a clerk at a Pyramid Oil Co. station at 3898 S. Ninth East at 9:18 p.m. with a chrome double-barreled handgun. He took between $200 and $300 from the till and a leather jacket and wallet from the clerk.Before fleeing northwest from the store, the robber forced the clerk to lie on the floor.
Deputies said the stolen jacket had a police radio band scanner in a pocket and theorized that the thief could have listened to the sheriff's dispatchers talking about the incident afterward.
The gunman was described as in his late teens or early 20s, 5-feet 4-inches tall, wearing a blue coat, red hat and jeans. He had might have had a moustache and left in a older green model Plymouth Duster.
A few minutes earlier, in Sandy, a man with a gun, who wore a red bandana over his face like an old-time train robber, held up a Triangle Oil gas station at 8802 S. Seventh East and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.
Sandy police officials described the man as in his 30s and wearing a blue hat.