, Salt Lake County Jail
Marie Yvonne Heroff, 37, was arrested Tuesday, March 13, 2012, for investigation of obstructing justice in connection with a robbery of a Holladay jewelry store.

HOLLADAY — Police continued looking Wednesday for at least two men following an armed robbery at a jewelry store Tuesday.

A third man who was questioned by police Tuesday night was later released and determined not to be involved in the robbery. A woman was arrested for giving false information to police.

About 5 p.m. Thursday, two men with guns and wearing ski masks entered Diamond Custom Jewelers, 6065 S. Highland Drive, and demanded that everyone get on the floor, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.

An 80-year-old woman suffered hip injuries and an 86-year-old woman suffered cuts on her face and hands during the confrontation, Hoyal said.

The men then broke the glass on the display cases, grabbed jewelry, got into a car and drove off.

Witnesses were able to get a license plate number and call 911. A Murray police officer spotted the vehicle parked at a house near 6000 South and 400 West. Two people in the residence, a man and woman, were taken into custody for questioning.

The man was eventually released after investigators determined he was not involved with the robbery, Hoyal said.

The woman, Marie Heroff,  37, was arrested for obstruction of justice after giving detectives false information, he said. The man she claimed she was with at the time of the robbery was actually an inmate at the Utah State Prison, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

The registered owner of the vehicle told police that Heroff had borrowed the car at the time of the robbery, the report states. Another person, who was at the home of the registered car owner, also told investigators that her "homegirl" had the car.

Heroff refused to give detectives the name of the person she was with at the time of the robbery, according to the report. Hoyal said investigators were still looking Wednesday at whether she was involved in the actual robbery of the jewelry store.

The search continued Wednesday for the two men believed to have robbed the store. One was described as a black man, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, 280 pounds and was last seen wearing a black ski mask and sweat pants.

The second was described as 5 feet 4 inches, 130 pounds, race unknown, and was last seen wearing a dark shirt, blue jeans and a black ski mask. Hoyal said both men should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information can call police at 801-743-7000.

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