Robbery - Theft

Hot coffee thwarts Utah armed robbery

It happened in a parking lot in Salt Lake City, police say.

It happened in a parking lot in Salt Lake City, police say.  (Google Street View)

Police in Utah are searching for a suspect accused of trying to rob a woman at gunpoint Friday morning -- before she scared him off by hurling her hot coffee.

Officers said a man approached a woman who was in her car in a gym parking lot in Salt Lake City.

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Authorities said the suspect opened the woman’s car door and pointed a gun at her.

She threw her coffee on him, he ran to a tan SUV and drove off.

Police said the suspect is described as a Hispanic man wearing dark clothing and sunglasses.

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