Logan man suspected of robbing elderly woman appears before judge

Courtesy of the Cache County Jail

LOGAN — A 30-year-old man accused of robbing a woman outside a clothing store stood before a judge the first time, continuing his initial appearance. Jaime Gallardo is suspected of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and 10 other charges.

Gallardo appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He was arrested last week and is being held in the Cache County Jail without bail.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said an older woman called 911 on the night of November 29. She told officers that a man approached her as she was walking out of the Cache Valley Mall. The man allegedly pointed an object at her and demanded her purse.

The woman told officers, she knew the man didn’t have a weapon and the object looked more like his finger than a gun. She gave the man her purse and was able to get a description of the man’s getaway vehicle and partial plate number.

Jensen said he was impressed with how calm and quick thinking the victim was.

As officers were speaking with the woman, one of her credit cards was used at a south Logan department store. Police put out an attempt to locate the suspected vehicle. It was later seen and pulled over in Wellsville by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper.

Jensen explained that Gallardo was the driver of the car. When officers searched him they found some of the woman’s belongings. He was then taken into custody.

During Tuesday’s court appearance, public defender, Bryan Galloway said they were deciding whether to request a preliminary hearing in the case, where the judge would determine if prosecutors have substantial evidence to bind Gallardo over for trial. Judge Kevin Allen ordered them to appear again December 19.

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