Park City man robbed at knifepoint
May 26, 2015
A 20-year-old Park City man was robbed at knifepoint in the underground parking structure at Redstone on Saturday as he was leaving his job at Best Buy, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office call logs.
The victim was walking to his car at approximately 9 p.m. when he was approached by what he described as two Hispanic men, the report states. One of the suspects reportedly pulled a six-inch knife on the victim and demanded money. The victim gave them $10 and the suspects left.
According to Sergeant Ron Bridge, with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in approximately 40 minutes after the incident occurred.
"For an unknown reason, he decided to wait on reporting it," Bridge said.
Bridge said the detective division now has the case and will continue to investigate the incident, adding that there are surveillance cameras in the area and other employees presumably were leaving at the same time.
Though the incident appears to be isolated, Bridge said law enforcement officials will increase their presence in the area.
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"There are no other reports of these individuals matching this description creating other crimes and it’s not something where everyone walking out of Best Buy needs to be on heightened alert," Bridge said.
However, he cautioned that people need to "pay attention to what’s around them."
"Everyone needs to be cognizant of their surroundings to protect themselves," he said. "We always advocate that people need to pay attention to their surroundings because there is crime that does occur in our community."
The suspects were described as in their mid-20s. The knife-yielding suspect was wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, clean shaven with short to medium length dark hair. The second suspect was described as wearing a red/black/green plaid shirt and dark pants, with short to medium length dark hair and "scruffy" facial hair on his throat.