Police ID suspect who posed as UPS driver, tied up and robbed elderly woman

Police ID suspect who posed as UPS driver, tied up and robbed elderly woman

Police ID suspect who posed as UPS driver, tied up and robbed elderly woman

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 28 at 11:15 AM

(KMOV.com) – The man who posed as a UPS driver in April and tied an elderly woman to her stove with duct tape was identified Monday when warrants were issued for his arrest.

Tyson D. McGuire of St. Louis is wanted for burglary, stealing over $500 and Kidnapping. Bond is set at $250,000. 

McGuire has not been arrested and is still wanted in the home invasion that occurred April 27.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Kensington Way on Saturday around 3:52 p.m. that Saturday. 

Bernice Cook told News 4 she answered the door when McGuire, posing as a UPS delivery person, said he had a package. Cook said McGuire, who was holding a cardboard box and what appeared to be a clipboard used to sign off on packages, then pushed his way into her home.

Authorities said he then told her he wanted her money and jewelry and bound her wrists and fingers with a roll of tape he brought with him.

According to Cook, McGuire said his name was Robert and needed money to get back to California. He added he had a 10-year-old son who suffered from cancer.

Police said he then taped Cook to the kitchen stove.

“He tied me to the handle of the stove with tape, and after he left I chewed myself out I kept chewing and chewing on the tape ‘til I could get loose...then I called police right away,” said Cook.

While he allegedly filled a box with money, jewelry and whatever else he could find, Cook said she had a bold conversation with McGuire.

“I said you know, your mother wouldn’t really want you to do this,” said Cook. “He kept saying he had a son who was sick. I said if this will help your son with money, I hope your little boy gets better.”

Cook said before McGuire left, he kissed her on her cheek and told her he would call the police so they could respond and untie her.  He left through the front door.

McGuire is described as a 37-year-old black male, standing 6’1”, and weighing 165 pounds.  McGuire also uses the alias, DeAndre Akens.  His last known address is 4903 Macklind Avenue.  McGuire is known to carry a gun and should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information regarding Tyson D. McGuire’s whereabouts, please contact Detective Brian Gillaspie or Detective Alan Carter of the Ellisville Police Department at 636-227-7777.

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