SOUTH JORDAN — Police are investigating three forced-entry burglaries and one attempted robbery that all occurred within an hour Wednesday night.
South Jordan police initially responded to an alarm activation at the Guitar Shop, 3678 W. 9800 South, shortly after 10 p.m. Officers discovered the front glass door had been broken, but nothing was taken from the store.
While at the Guitar Shop, officers were called to another alarm at 10:32 p.m. at Smoke Spot Convenience, 1074 W. South Jordan Parkway. When they arrived, the front glass door had been broken and a cash register with an unknown amount of money was missing from the counter.
A few minutes later, an alarm was activated at the Twinkle Me Pretty dance store, 1091 W. South Jordan Parkway. Again, the front glass door had been broken, and a cash register with an unknown amount of money was taken.
After that burglary had taken place but before police were notified, an employee at Domino's Pizza, 1067 W. South Jordan Parkway, was cleaning up for the evening when a man entered the store and demanded money, according to South Jordan master officer Samuel Winkler. The man claimed he had a weapon, but a weapon was never produced or displayed.
The employee stated he did not have access to the cash register because he was a delivery driver. The man then fled south on foot to 10550 South, where he turned and headed west.
Based on descriptions from the Domino's employee and from surveillance footage from the dance shop, police believe the same person committed all four crimes, Winkler said.
The man is described as white, 6 feet tall with a thin build, and wearing blue jeans and a gray or black hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to call the South Jordan Police Department at 801-840-4000.
"We're hoping there were people out of their houses, maybe driving through the area that may have seen something," Winkler said. "We're looking for anything that might have been suspicious — a person running in the neighborhood that didn't appear familiar, somebody that got into a car that was driving really quick and erratically out of the neighborhood. Anything like that would be very helpful to us."