USU police arrest man suspected of robbing university convenience store

LOGAN — Utah State University police have arrested a 20-year-old man who allegedly tried to rob a convenience store inside the Taggart Student Center Thursday night. Brendan Olsen was booked early Friday morning into the Cache County Jail. He is being held on suspicion of robbery, a first-degree felony.

Surveillance photo showing the man suspected of robbing the USU Quickstop, Thursday night (Oct. 11).

Police report the attempted robbery occurred at the Quickstop, around 6:15 p.m. Olsen allegedly told the clerk he had a weapon but not brandish it. He was wearing a camo hat, hoodie and khaki pants.

Utah State University sent out a Code Blue alert later to warn students of the attempted robbery.

Police were able to obtain security camera footage from inside the student center. It showed a man matching Olsen’s description carrying a backpack, walking through the halls. In another photo, he is seen wearing a Halloween-type mask.

Olsen is being held in jail on $10,000 bail. Formal charges are pending the completion of the investigation.

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