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Man faces charges of attempting to steal a series of vehicles

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A man accused of trying and failing to steal three cars in rapid succession was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with aggravated robbery.

Police say the man stepped off a UTA bus on Oct. 12 and ran into the middle of the street at 460 E. South Temple. They say he ran toward a woman's car and tried to get into the passenger side door, which was locked. He jumped on the hood of the car, but the driver drove away and the man fell off.

Police say he then tried to carjack another vehicle but failed. They say he then ran to a green truck, opened the driver's side door and climbed in. The driver accelerated and circled the intersection several times until the intruder fell out of the truck.

The man faces one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.