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Robber threatens cashier with hatchet

Police would like to talk with anyone who saw the masked man last Friday


The Lighthouse Deli, at 37575 Highway 26, was robbed at hatchet-point at about 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

A masked man, wearing a typical bandana across his face, walked into the deli brandishing a hatchet and demanded cash from the cash register.

The man was given an undisclosed amount of money, but a spokesman for the Sandy Police Department said it was likely several hundred dollars.

He immediately ran to a sedan, which witnesses described as red or maroon, and left the parking lot, which also serves the Safeway grocery store.

This unique case has been given to a Sandy detective to conduct an investigation. It’s unique, the officer said, because police seldom hear about anyone threatening to use a hatchet as a weapon.

If anyone has any information that could assist in this investigation or help police locate the suspect, the detective would appreciate the help.

The police spokesperson said the detective would like to talk with anyone who was in the deli at the time of the robbery or out in the parking lot and witnessed the suspect leaving the area.

There were witnesses to this crime, a Sandy officer said, and some may have left the premises before police arrived. Police would still like to talk with anyone who has not already talked with them.

With any information, no matter how small, call the police department during weekday open hours at 503-668-5566.