Police issue residential warning on armed robbery 10 days after it happened

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by Lindsay Bramson / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 10:01 PM

 (KMOV) -- The search for the two men who randomly attacked a group sitting on a south St. Louis city front porch continues. News 4 is   asking why we're just hearing about this attack ten days after it happened.

"You sit on your porch and get robbed, I mean that's crazy.  Since I’ve been here I’ve never even seen a cop go down the street here,” said a south city resident David Skiles.

Depending on whom you ask, some residents will say police should be patrolling this area more; especially with two dangerous criminals on the run.

More importantly, why weren't residents warned when it happened? "People have a right to know what’s going on for our own safety. I mean if they did it once they could do it again,” Skiles said.

In the past police have said they can't warn everybody about every incident every day.

In this case, four men were sitting on the porch of a home on Cleveland Avenue when one of the suspects approached them, pointed a gun and demanded their cell phones and wallets.

Police say that’s when the second suspect drove up in a Pontiac Grand Am demanding the victims’ pin numbers.

Another south city resident tells News 4, "It’s scary that you can just sit out on the porch and somebody just stops and robs you."

No one was hurt but police are calling it a random attack. Although they do say they believe it's an isolated incident.

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