A woman who is accused of breaking into a man's apartment while he was sleeping and demanding his car keys at gunpoint was arrested early Saturday.
Chendra Ewell, 36, was booked into the Salt Lake County for investigation of aggravated robbery, vehicle theft and giving false information to police.
About 2:15 a.m., a woman entered an apartment near 3300 South and 400 East through an unlocked door and found the lone resident sleeping in his bedroom, said South Salt Lake Police Lt. Dwayne Ruth. He awoke to find a gun pointed at him and the woman demanding his car keys, he said.
The victim gave the woman his keys and she took his car and left. Officers called to the scene found the car abandoned nearby. They then found Ewell inside an apartment close to the abandoned car, Ruth said. The gun believed to be used in the robbery, a pellet gun, was also recovered. Ewell was arrested without incident.
Detectives were still trying to determine a motive for the robbery Saturday night. They were unsure if the victim was picked at random or not, Ruth said.