Couple robbed on way to 7-Eleven before home burglarized in south St. Louis


by Staff

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 12:04 PM

( – Police are looking for three suspects after a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint in south St. Louis before one of the suspects burglarized their nearby home.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police said three men approached a couple as they were walking to a 7-Eleven store in the 3400 block of Grace around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Police said one suspect showed a gun and forced the couple to the ground. They then demanded the couple tell them where they lived.

Authorities said after the victims told them, one of the suspects grabbed their cell phones and keys and left the scene.

Police said the other two suspects stayed with the victims.

Authorities said the man who left the couple entered their home on Fairview and stole a flat-screen computer.

Police said a 34-year-old roommate of the couple woke up during the burglary and spotted the suspect leaving in the female victim’s car.

Meanwhile, the suspects guarding the couple at the 7-Eleven eventually fled and the victims returned back home to see the suspect driving away.

Police said all three suspects remain at large.

No injuries were reported.

Additional information was not immediately available.