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Robbery Suspect Cleared after Real Perpetrator Strikes Again

The Layton, Utah police department had a Utah man in custody who they suspected of robbing his former employer, a gas station and convenience store, according to the Deseret News. Undoubtedly, he would still be a suspect if the real perpetrator had not robbed the store while he was in jail.

Their suspect apparently told them that he had “talked” about robbing the Layton, Utah store before, but he denied actually robbing the store. The store surveillance video showed a man with the same height and build robbing the store, but the face was not clear on camera. The person working at the Layton store identified him from a photo lineup. Add to those facts that he used to be an employee of the store, and a prosecutor could have easily obtained a conviction. His “confession” would be just too much for many Utah jurors to get past.

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