Suspects wanted for robbing women outside 3 stores in St. Louis County


by staff

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Updated Thursday, May 17 at 12:56 PM

3900 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63125

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Police are looking for multiple suspects wanted in connection with at least three robberies in St. Louis County over the past week.

Police said four suspects approached a 37-year-old woman in the parking lot of a Kmart in the 3900 block of Lemay Ferry around 8:35 a.m. on Friday.

Authorities said the suspects pointed a gun at the woman and took her purse as she was getting out of her car.

The victim told police the suspects then fled the scene in a green Chevrolet Impala.

Police described the suspects as four black men in their late teens to early 20s.

Police said two suspects in a similar vehicle on Saturday approached a woman exiting her vehicle in the parking lot of a Kohl’s in the 9700 block of Watson Rd.

According to police, one of the suspects displayed a dark colored semi-automatic pistol and told the woman to give them her purse. The victim handed over the purse and the suspects fled the scene in an Impala.

Police said on Tuesday at least two suspects held up a 35-year old woman in the parking lot of the MacKenzie Pointe Shopping Center in the 7200 block of Watson Road in Shrewsbury.

Police said the woman parked and was getting out of her car when a green Impala parked next to her.  One man inside pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded her phone and purse.  

The woman was not hurt.

Police said an officer spotted a green Impala shortly after the robbery. Police said the car eluded the officer before he was able to pull it over. The vehicle’s license plate indicted the car was stolen, according to Shrewsbury police. 

Anyone with information on any of the robberies is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (866)-371-TIPS.

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