Police seek information after suspects threaten homeowner during break-in

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ST. GEORGE — Police are seeking information on two suspects who are still at large after allegedly entering a homeowner’s garage in the early morning hours Friday and threatening to get a gun before fleeing in a car.

At approximately 5 a.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery in the area of 2300 South Circle involving a homeowner that confronted two men in his garage, St. George Police Public Information Officer Lona Trombley said.

The homeowner told the officers he heard noises coming from the inside of his garage and went out to investigate the source. He entered the garage and found two men drinking sodas, allegedly taken from the refrigerator the residents kept in the garage.

During the confrontation, the suspects ran out of the garage and were chased by the homeowner who caught up with one of the men and grabbed him.

“The victim caught one of the males who yelled to his friend to, ‘Get the gun from the car,'” Trombley said, “and at that point, the victim let the man go.”

The two suspects then fled in a silver passenger car, possibly either a Dodge or Chrysler, that was last seen on South 3000 East.

The homeowner told police the men likely entered through the garage door that was left open after a family member left the residence earlier.

Several police units circulated the general area looking for the car or anyone matching the suspects’ descriptions.

Both men are described as white men in their 20s, and the first suspect is listed as 6 feet 1 inch tall with a slim build, blond hair and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

The second man is listed as between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, dark hair and wearing a striped shirt and blue jeans.

Authorities are seeking information regarding this incident and have asked for the public’s help. Anyone who may have information about these suspects is asked to call the St. George Communications Center at 435-627-4300. Refer to incident No. 17P018947.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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9 Comments

  • Mike Carter August 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Not quite sure the homeowner went to “instigate” the source, possibly went to investigate the source. Either way, these low life’s are getting pretty brave, especially when the punks claim they have a gun. Show up in my garage at 5am, that would be the last soda you ever had. Glad the homeowner is ok, I’m sure he’s quite shaken up.

    • Utahguns August 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Finding a few scumbags in my home like this owner did, I’d gladly open up a cool Mossberg, S&W or Ruger for each of these low lifes to enjoy.

  • ladybugavenger August 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Oh heck no (a bunch of explicitives) next homeowner may shoot them. Hope they made this their last uninvited entry

  • comments August 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    In the heat of the moment I don’t know if a meth addict is cleaver enough to concoct such a tactic as simply claiming to have a gun to spook someone. In all likelihood they had some kind of gun.

  • utahdiablo August 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I shoot soda cans at 100 yards for fun with open sights, try my garage anytime without welcome and see what happens……pos low lifes

  • comments August 5, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I’d prefer not to be the one to shoot them. I’d never feel the same about my house if I had to blast someone away in my garage or living room. I’d have to move, but you do what has to be done. Honestly, it might have been best for these meth addicts to be put down. Their next crime may well be a violent one.

    • Utahguns August 5, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      I’m sure if you had to be called upon to protect yourself, your home and family, you would not hesitate in the least.
      Besides, I hear Stanley Steemer has a cleaning deal for $99 for three rooms. 🙂

  • Rob83 August 7, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    That is totally disturbing. What a brave homeowner! Really wish people like these perpetrators would think about walking off a cliff to end their miserable lives instead of harassing and stealing from innocent people…

    • lakers0881 August 8, 2017 at 1:31 am

      Be careful what you say, if the person reads this and then does go kill himself you could be held liable… Now do you get what Brian was saying in his article about the girl held criminally liable for words encouraging someone to commit suicide.

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