Most people spent Christmas by the fireplace, but robbers took advantage of a few Salt Lake stores that were open Sunday.
The first robbery took place at a Circle K convenience store, 1270 S. Main, about 2:40 a.m., Salt Lake Police Lt. Joel Campbell said. The man demanded money from the clerk and indicated he had a gun. The man fled with about $50.Police are looking for a Caucasian in his early 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 150 pounds, thin build with brown hair and brown eyes.
A man with a black handgun robbed the Sinclair gas station at 873 E. South Temple about 6:15 p.m. Sunday, taking $80. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, with brown hair combed straight back and acne scars on his face, Campbell said. The man was wearing a black leather jacket.
A third Christmas Day robbery occurred at a residence in the 600 block of Park Street. Campbell said two black men knocked on the door and then forced their way into the house. One of the men had a gun.
"They walked in and demanded narcotics from the resident and then rifled through the house," he said. The men took $10 and left. Both suspects are described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds and in their 20s. The gunman had a white bandage on his face.
The fourth armed robbery took place at the Top Stop convenience store, 1085 E. Fifth South, at about 8 p.m. Campbell said the man displayed a silver handgun and fled with an unknown amount of cash, four video tapes and miscellaneous groceries.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140 pounds, with dark hair and dark eyes.