Authorities have arrested two suspects they believe robbed a gas station and restaurant in separate incidents in Jefferson and St. Louis counties.
According to police, deputies arrested Joshua Benton, 20, and Patrick Rubach, 24, of the 5900 block of Antire Road in High Ridge on Thursday. Investigators report that Benton contacted Jefferson County deputies to report that Rubach was the culprit. When deputies responded to the residence, however, they discovered that both men where involved.
According to initial crime reports, a man wearing a bandanna walked into the Circle K Convenience Store in the 5600 block of Highway PP in High Ridge on Tuesday around 11:30 p.m.
According to deputies, the suspect displayed a black-colored pistol and demanded money from the register. The employee refused him twice and the suspect fled the scene.
About two-and-a-half hours later a suspect walked into the Steak ‘N Shake in the 1100 block of Gravois in Fenton and demanded money from the employee working the register. The suspect was again denied twice and he took off in an unknown direction. Deputies say he was also holding a gun.
In both cases, the suspect wore a red shirt, a bandanna, a black leather jacket and a dark hat.
Both suspects have been charged with robbery. Bond has been set at $250,000 cash.