CRIME

Bountiful police release video of pawn shop shooting

Jul 20, 2018, 1:55 PM | Updated: 6:56 pm
A still frame from surveillance camera video of an armed robbery at Bountiful Pawn on May 4, 2018. ...
A still frame from surveillance camera video of an armed robbery at Bountiful Pawn on May 4, 2018. Video courtesy Bountiful police.

BOUNTIFUL — Bountiful police on Friday released surveillance camera video that shows a fatal shooting involving a pawn shop employee and a robbery suspect.

The 38-second video revealed just how quickly the botched robbery unfolded on the morning of May 4, 2018.

The camera recorded the employee walking a bike toward the door of Bountiful Pawn, 135 South 500 West shortly before 11 a.m. Bountiful police uploaded a clip of that recording to Youtube.

Warning: The video below contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.

About 10 seconds into the clip, two men block the door from the outside of the business. One points a handgun at the employee, who responds by putting his hands up and backing away.

The man holding the gun then turns away momentarily to pull closed the door of the pawn shop. The employee uses that distraction and steps into an office.

The man with the gun pursues the employee, who retrieves a handgun from a desk in the office. As the suspect approaches, the pawn shop employee opens fire.

The shooting begins at the 23-second mark of the clip. That’s only 13 seconds after the employee was first confronted at the door. About 10 seconds later, the second suspect jumps over a counter and runs out of the pawn shop.

At that point, the employee leaves the office with what appears to be blood on his hand.

Alexyanis Cutino Jimenez, 30, also known as Alexander Cutino Sanchez, was apprehended by authorities in Texas. (Photo: Harris County Jail)

Bountiful police previously identified the suspected robber who was shot and killed as Kleydys Arbolaez-Hernandez, 40, of Denver.

Investigators determined the clerk who shot Arbolaez-Hernandez did so in self-defense. They did not seek criminal charges related to the shooting.

Police determined the second suspect who ran out of Bountiful Pawn was Alexander Cutino Sanchez, 31, of Houston. A manhunt followed, resulting in Sanchez’s arrest near Houston about three weeks after the robbery.

A federal grand jury indicted Sanchez in late June for 11 counts of robbery and 11 counts of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The charges arose from the Bountiful Pawn robbery as well as mobile phone store robberies in Salt Lake City, West Jordan and West Valley City. The indictment also accused Sanchez of robbing a convenience store in Millcreek.

Federal prosecutors said Sanchez was also a suspect in several robberies in Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. His arrest in June was on a warrant from the Oklahoma cases.

Today’s Top Stories

Crime

(Getty Images)...
Mark Jones

21-year-old man sentenced for multiple sex crimes

A 21-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday for four sex crimes he pled guilty to in August.
1 day ago
Orem police at scene of swat standoff...
Samantha Herrera

Man in custody after hours of negotiation in Orem home

A possible Orem City SWAT situation has police officers on scene in a neighborhood around 700 E, 400 S. Police have not provided any information yet.
1 day ago
Picture reads scam alert! missed jury scam targeting utahns....
Mark Jackson

Federal, state authorities warn of return of missed jury duty, outstanding warrant scam

Officials are warning Utahns -- and those is surrounding states -- about a missed jury or warrant scam that aims to get money out of victims.
1 day ago
Follow @SimoneSeikaly...
Simone Seikaly

Utah County Sheriff arrests man for felony sex offenses against a child

The Utah County Sheriff's Office said that the case is being prosecuted by Juab County Attorney Ryan Peters.
2 days ago
Unified Police Department vehicle...
Amie Schaeffer

UPD looking for suspect in morning robbery

The Unified Police Department is looking for a male suspect in a robbery at a Chevron in Kearns this morning,
2 days ago
officer involved shooting south salt lake...
Simone Seikaly

So. Salt Lake Police identify victim in officer-involved shooting

Officers were called to 400 E. Robert Ave. over reports of a man with a gun. A 44 year-old-man has been identified as the victim.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
large group of friends tohether in a park having fun...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

What differentiates BYU’s MBA program from other MBA programs

Commitment to service is at the heart of BYU’s MBA program, which makes it stand out among other MBA programs across the country.
a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Bountiful police release video of pawn shop shooting