Armed robbery suspects still at large, RPD says

Aug 2, 2013 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Riverton police officials still are looking for the suspects involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in July 25.

"We can't find them," Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said Friday.

Investigators reportedly are looking for two men who have been identified as the likely suspects.

"We're pretty confident (it's them)," Murphy said. "There were a lot of tips leading us to these two guys (from) a bunch of people that aren't connected to each other."

He doesn't know whether the men have left town, and Murphy said he isn't ready to release the suspects' names to enlist the public's help in finding them.

The incidents began at about

11:04 a.m. July 25 when a man on Blackfoot Drive called police to say an 11-year-old girl had come into his trailer to tell him that two masked men with guns had entered her house and shot at the roof. She said the men were possibly still at her home.

Officers said they arrived on scene and set up a perimeter around the neighborhood. Speaking with witnesses to the home entry, officers said they determined that the suspects were possibly American Indian men wearing a ski mask and a bandana. The witnesses reportedly said they saw three subjects drive away from the scene in a silver or gray Dodge Intrepid four-door vehicle with Wyoming license plates. Officers said they searched the house and confirmed that the suspects had left the area before law enforcement arrived. Police reportedly found that two rounds from a .45-caliber handgun had been fired in the home.

At about 11:07 a.m., dispatchers said an employee at River City Bar, 910 S. Federal Blvd., called to report being robbed at gunpoint by a single American Indian man wearing a bandana. She reportedly did not have vehicle information.

Officials said the handgun in the Blackfoot Drive incident matched the handgun brandished by the suspect in the River City Bar robbery.

"We are still looking for the suspects in both incidents, and the silver or gray Dodge Intrepid," RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said in a press release July 25.

Anyone with information can call the RPD at 856-4891.

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