Prosecutors have filed six counts of aggravated robbery charges against a man they say robbed six small businesses during a one-month period while he had escaped from custody.
Stephen B. Sieg, 27, had earlier been jailed and was awaiting trial on charges connected with four other armed robberies when 3rd Circuit Judge Timothy Hanson released him to a drug-treatment facility to undergo treatment. He escaped from Odyssey House on Feb. 7 and was not recaptured until March 9. Prosecutors say he robbed six businesses during that time.Sieg is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail.
Victims in six aggravated robberies identified Sieg as the man who held up their Salt Lake businesses. Sieg was identified and connected with the robberies during a March 28 lineup, according to complaints filed in 3rd Circuit Court.
Sieg has been charged with the the Feb. 18 robbery of Cowboy Grub, 2350 Foothill Drive; the Feb. 28 robbery of Smith's, 402 Sixth Ave.; the March 4 robbery of C.W. Pizza, 1330 S. 21st East; the March 6 robberies of Top Stop, 1306 S. 21st East, and New Frontier, 1026 Second Ave.; and the March 8 robbery of Pizza Oven, 2350 Parleys Way, the complaint said.