Suspect on run after robbing Salt Lake City woman in wheelchair at knifepoint

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SALT LAKE CITY - Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a 60-year-old woman confined to a wheelchair at knifepoint.

Officers said the woman was on her way home when a man threatened her with a knife near 1000 W. and 400 S.

The suspect grabbed a bag from her lap and then tried to steal her purse which was strapped around her body.

Authorities said the suspect ran when a car started backing down a driveway nearby.

Police said the suspect is a Hispanic man in his mid-20s.

He has a stocky build, shaved head and tattoos on his arms and face including the number 13 on one side of his head and the letter "M" on the other side of his face or neck.

Officers said the woman was not injured.

Salt Lake City officers said they would like to speak with you if you have any information in this case.


  • james clendenon

    My wife is in a wheelchair, she works downtown at a law office and rides TRAX to and from work. She also has a concealed carry permit and keeps her gun with her at all times.

    Let this be a warning to those that would try and do her harm. “Some people aren’t as helpless as they may seem to be”.

  • It's Me Again

    WOW rob a person in a wheelchair. What a coward. This POS needs to be caught and put in general population at the point of the mountain. Be sure to let all the other inmates know what he did for true justice.

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