13-year-old girl catches robbers in the act, calls police before they flee

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 7:18 AM

(KMOV) – A teen’s quick-thinking landed two would-be robbers in jail after they attempted to break into her St. Louis apartment Tuesday.

Police say Marvin Simpson and Barbara Conner allegedly broke in and grabbed several items from the apartment on the 3600 block of Montana as the 13-year-old girl hid in a closet.

The girl then called 911 and stayed in the closet until officers arrived.

The suspects reportedly grabbed several items, including guns, clothes, purses and gaming systems during the raid.

Police arrived and caught Conner and Simpson in the act. They were taken in to custody at the scene. 

Simpson and Conner have since been charged with felony stealing and burglary. 

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