Police: Man held woman at knifepoint, stole her car and robbed a gas station before arrest
(KUTV) — St. George police arrested a man they say held a woman at knifepoint and stole her car on Tuesday.
Police say a male, later identified as Trayvin Jensen, approached the woman at her car and asked for the keys. The victim refused, so Jensen pulled a knife out of his pocket and pointed it toward the victim, threatening her. She then gave him her keys and Jensen left in her car, a 2016 Buick Enclave, according to a St. George City Police Department Facebook post.
After that incident, a robbery was reported at a Chevron gas station nearby. Police say a description of the suspect provided by the clerk at the station matched the description of Jensen given by the woman whose car was stolen.
Police say Jensen approached the clerk at the gas station and demanded money from the register, making motions implying he had a gun or weapon. The cashier told police Jensen threatened to harm her. She gave him money from the till and he left in a "dark-colored SUV."
The SUV and Jensen were later located a McDonald's restaurant in Washington City, where neighboring police agencies attempted to stop Jensen. Those officers say he fled, abandoning the SUV near 2700 East Riverside Drive in St. George.
Officers pursued Jensen on foot and took him into custody. He was charged with vehicle theft and two counts of aggravated robbery and booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility.
Additional charges were added by the Washington City police and Adult Probation and Parole services.