Suspects sought after 11 people held up in downtown St. Louis robberies

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 11:23 AM

(KMOV.com) – St. Louis police are looking for three suspects after 11 people were held up at gunpoint a series robberies in downtown St. Louis early Sunday morning.

According to police, the suspects were involved in a robbery in the 700 block of South 4th Street, another one near Interstate 64 westbound at the Market Street exit, a third in the 100 block of South 21st Street and two in the 800 and 900 block of Spruce. All happened between midnight and 3 a.m.

Authorities say two suspects involved in the robbery in the 700 block of South 4th street approached the victims walking north on 4th Street and demanded their property. The victims gave the suspects a purse, cell phone and money clip. No injuries were reported.

The second robbery took place on Interstate 64 westbound at the Market Street exit. According to police, the victims’ vehicle broke down on the exit ramp when the suspects stopped and offered to help the victims. The suspects then displayed their guns and robbed the victims of cash and two cell phones. The suspects then fled in their vehicle.

Another robbery occurred in the 100 block of South 21st Street. The victims were waiting for the Mega Bus when the suspects approached them and demanded their cash, personal papers, wallets, a purse and cell phone. The suspects fled in their vehicle and no injuries were reported. 

Another set of victims were walking to their vehicle when they were approached by three suspects in the 800 block of Spruce. The suspects demanded the victims' wallets and fled the scene.

The fifth robbery happened in the 900 block of Spruce when a victim was walking a friend to her car. Two suspects approached the victim and demanded he hand over his cash, credit cards, and cell phone before fleeing the scene.

Police say each time the three armed suspects were wearing masks or bandanas covering their faces. The suspects each fled the scene in a 2013 blue Chevrolet Equinox that was stolen in a robbery in Washington Park, Ill. That vehicle was recovered by authorities Sunday night. 

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