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Police Release Photo of Woman Suspected in Auto Theft

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a woman who allegedly stole a car over the weekend in Salt Lake City.

According to police, the woman was given a ride by a man who stopped at a 7-Eleven, located at 1285 N. Redwood Road, around 5:30 a.m. on July 20 to use the restroom. While the man was inside, the woman allegedly stole his black 2000 Nissan Xterra with the Utah license plate D236KD.

The suspect is described as a white woman, between the age of 30 and 40, with a heavy build. The department released this photo of her:

Salt Lake City Police Department

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police at 801-799-3000.

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Two Men Arrested in Stolen Vehicle Case

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Salt Lake City Police arrested two men Monday morning in connection with a stolen vehicle.

An officer stopped the suspects around 10:30 a.m. after observing a parked stolen car at 124 S 900 W.

Trevor Viphongsay, 24, was booked on theft charges and Epeti Naa, 25, was found to have a federal warrant for federal firearms charges.

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Police Searching for Man in TRAX Robbery

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Salt Lake City police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery Friday near the TRAX station.

Police said the victim accidentally dropped $35 on the ground as he walked away from the station around 3:22 p.m. at 180 West 1300 Street. Police allege the suspect snuck up from behind and struck the victim twice in the hip area with an unknown metal object. The suspect took the cash and fled the scene.

Police described the suspect as an Hispanic male in his 20s, with a slim athletic build, shaved head and standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red zip-up hooded sweatshirt and red Dickies. The suspect has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

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Police Investigating Suspicious Death at Royal Garden Inn

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found at the Royal Garden Inn Thursday morning.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that the victim was 34 years old. The woman's identity has not yet been released.

The State Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of her death.

Anyone with information is asked to call 801-799-3000.

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Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault with Knife

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A man has been arrested after a stabbing early Wednesday morning at 759 South Jeremy Street.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that the stabbing was a result of two men who were fighting "because of a woman."

Officers apprehended the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Emilio Johnson. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a knife.  

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