SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- An armed robbery leads police on a late night manhunt after a woman staying at the Sleep Inn hotel has her wallet stolen at gun point.
"There were police out here. They were looking for someone and then when I went in to check in there were police inside," said Scott Saunders, a hotel guest.
South Jordan Police said they arrested 34-year-old Joseph Thornton and 44-year-old Michael Bacon. Police say they believe the pair robbed the woman around 11:30 Thursday at the Sleep Inn located at 10676 South Frontage Road.
"She was in her vehicle when a male entered her vehicle held a gun to her face and asked for her wallet and did ended up getting her wallet,” said Sgt. Sam Winkler with the South Jordan Police Department.
Police say they believe Thornton and Bacon then went to town using the woman's credit cards at various locations in Taylorsville, Kearns and Salt Lake.
"Officers were able to track the usage of that and be able to start sending officers in areas where they were last used," said Sgt. Winkler.
Officers from the Metro Gang Unit spotted Thornton and Bacon. The pair was then arrested off I-15 and 3300 South around 5 a.m. Friday.
“This is what seriously makes the world a more a watchful place. its sorry it has to be that way," said Saunders
Police say the vehicle Thornton and Bacon were in was reported stolen out of South Salt Lake. Booked in Salt Lake County Jail, they now face a number of charges including aggravated robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle and fraudulent use of a credit card.