Thieves make off with jewelry, electronics, SUV from Central West End home

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by Chris Stanford / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 7 at 10:36 PM

(KMOV.com) – Police said three armed robbers invaded a Central West End home Thursday afternoon, and also stole a Buick.

Two women were at the home on the 4100 block of Olive around 2:00 p.m. when one of the victims said two men jumped the fence into their yard and came through the back door.

“They told me to lay down.  He (took) the gun out and pointed it at my head and told me to lay down otherwise he’d shoot me,” said one of the victims.

She said the suspects took their phones right away.

“The first thing they did is take my iPhone so I couldn’t call anyone I couldn’t do anything,” she said.

The victim said she was home with her mother-in-law cooking when the robbers entered the townhouse.  While one robber held them at gunpoint, she said the second went upstairs and stole valuables, including her diamond jewelry and an iPad. She said personal information in her wallet was also taken, along with the keys to the home and her husband’s car.

A victim told News 4 a third robber showed up at the scene, helping take a big-screen TV before ultimately getting away in the family’s white 2011 Buick Enclave.

According to police, no one was physically hurt during the robbery.

St. Louis police said they are still searching for the suspect.

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