Camera catches mom robbing store with son
WEST VALLEY, UT (WHDH) -- In the surveillance video, there is a young boy around 10 years old wearing a white jacket and holding a note close to his chest. He clearly has a relationship with the woman who is with him.
“The thing that stands out to me is the mother-son thing. He did call her mom at some time during the robber,” said Lt. Michael Coleman, West Valley, UT Police Department.
The two pace around the store until the other customers leave. The boy then hands the clerk that note demanding money. Seconds later the mother pulls a silver pistol leans over the counter and shoves the gun in the clerk's face.
“We were very concerned that this may have resulted in something much worse than it did,” said Sgt. Mike Powell of the West Valley, UT Police Department.
Luckily, no shots were fired. But, the aggression continued. The armed mother grabbed cartons of cigarettes. After the two ran out of the store, the clerk appeared visibly shaken.
“She was traumatized by it as would anyone else who is threatened in such a fashion,” said Powell.
Police consider the mother armed and dangerous.
“We're definitely concerned there could be a repeat of this and she could be just as aggressive or even more and someone can get hurt. The way went down was very disturbing,” said Powell.
Police believe the woman is in her early twenties and that she drove away in a silver Dodge Durango.