Two convenience stores were held up this weekend by a bandit wearing a bandana over his face, investigators said Saturday.
A 6-foot-tall man wearing a yellow bandana with holes cut out for the eyes walked into a convenience store at 504 S. Ninth East, about 5 p.m. and ordered the clerk to hand over money from the till, Salt Lake police said.The man, who pointed a long-barreled .22-caliber revolver at the two clerks in the store, got away on foot with about $100, officers at the scene said.
A second convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Friday night by a man with a yellow scarf over his face, said the Salt Lake County sheriff's office.
The gunman, described as being about 6 feet, 1 inch tall, between 17 and 24 years old, entered a store at 4661 S. Redwood at about 6:18 p.m. A sheriff's report said the man produced a revolver with a 6-inch narrow barrel and waved it at the cashier, demanding money.
Thinking it was a joke, the cashier laughed at the man and told him to get out of his store because he had customers, the report said.
The gunman said he was serious and the cashier backed away from the register.
The gunman fled from the store on foot into a subdivision.