Attempted armed robbery reported in the Basin |

Attempted armed robbery reported in the Basin

A family reported an attempted armed robbery in the Basin on Monday, March 5, saying a man wearing a ski mask opened their car door and demanded cash.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s office, a man and woman from California were leaving Loco Lizard in the Newpark area around 9:30 p.m. and walked behind the business to their car. As they were entering their vehicle a white male in a ski mask and dark hoodie "ripped opened the car door," the report said.

The family reported that the man pointed something at them and demanded "all their cash" or else he would harm them, the Sheriff’s office said. When the family said they had no money, the man ran away.

Summit County Detective Sergeant Ron Bridge told The Park Record, the suspect did not display a weapon and had a plastic bag over his hand. It is unknown what was in his hand if anything. The couple left the area and reported the incident to the Sheriff’s office 20 minutes later.

"The incident is still under investigation and we are still working on a suspect," Bridge said. "There have been no other incidents that we believe are related to this case."

According to the Sheriff’s office, the next day someone reported a man wearing a ski mask and holding a bag kept walking around the State Liquor Store, which is located in the same shopping area as Loco Lizard. It was not reported if an officer spoke to the man.

The Sheriff’s office also assisted with a snowmobiling accident on Saturday, March 10, along the Mirror Lake Highway.

A woman in her thirties crashed her snowmobile into a tree near Beacon Lake in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The Sheriff’s office said the woman suffered a broken leg and other non-life threatening injuries. A medical helicopter was called to the scene to take the woman to the hospital.

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