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It’s been dangerous on the mean streets of Salt Lake City recently: daylight robbery, schoolchildren stabbing each other with scissors, drive-by shootings, even pipe bombs'in the library of all places. This week’s lesson: Be wary of strangers dressed all in black, particularly if they have matching black bandanas.

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Honda-Napping

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09/06/19, 21:28, carjacking, near 1700 West and 400 North

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A young driver was parked on 400 North when two other vehicles'a dark-colored car and a pickup truck'surrounded his 1994 red Honda Civic, boxing it in. The carjackers pulled the young driver out of his car, then drove away, taking the victim’s car with them.

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Men in Black

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06/09/16, 18:23, home-invasion robbery, near 900 South and McClelland Street

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Last week, two men dressed all in black and driving a Crown Vic reportedly stopped their mark and flashed a badge before frisking the victim, taking his money and sending him on his way. This week brings a report of four men dressed all in black, but with the addition of black bandanas over their faces. The robbers knocked on the door of a South McClelland Street home and when the resident opened, confronted the victim with baseball bats. Robbers took a purse and an iPod, then skedaddled.

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Bomb

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09/06/15, 14:32, explosion, SLC Main Library

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A pipe bomb exploded close to a reading area with comfortable chairs at the downtown Salt Lake City Library. The blast flung a chair against a window, breaking it, but no one was injured. City police detectives, the fire department, FBI, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms responded to investigate.

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More Knives

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09/06/15, 20:48, robbery, near 800 South and 900 West

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A 37-year-old man had just left the market and was putting his groceries into the bed of his truck when he was approached from behind. One of two robbers held a knife to the man and demanded money. The victim gave up his cash and the suspects fled north.

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Knives

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09/06/14, 04:37, aggravated robbery, near 800 North and Irving Street

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A 24-year-old man sitting alone in the passenger seat of a car was approached by two men demanding his wallet. When he refused, both robbers pulled out knives. The victim threw up his hands to protect himself and was stabbed in the hand. The robbers took the wallet as well as the victim’s cell phone and fled the scene in a Ford F150.

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Scissors at a Fistfight

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09/06/14, 10:40, aggravated assault, near 2100 South and 1700 East

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Two Highland High students with a longstanding beef decided to take it to the parking lot. But they only made it to the door. Each later told police the other threw the first punch. During their wrestling scuffle in the doorway, one student grabbed a pair of scissors from a nearby desk and stabbed the other. The victim was taken to the hospital.

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Drive-By Shotgun

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06/09/17, 03:26, drive-by shooting, near 1300 South and Stewart Street

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Unknown suspects stopped and fired several rounds from a shotgun into a home. Police received several calls about the shots, but witnesses had little information. A window was broken. No one was injured.

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Drive-By SUV

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06/09/17, 15:31, Aggravated Assault, near 800 West and 300 North

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Two victims were sitting inside a white Jeep Grand Cherokee when shots were fired into the vehicle. Two suspects were seen driving away in a gray- or champagne-colored SUV. The passenger was cut by glass fragments. The driver was unharmed.

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