Suspects charged with robbing, punching woman near MetroLink station

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 11 at 7:30 PM

(KMOV.com) – Two suspects face charges after they allegedly robbed and assaulted a woman near a Maplewood MetroLink station in November.

Joseph Owens, 19, of University City, and Kiera Montgomery, 17, of St. Louis, were charged Monday with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and second-degree assault.

Authorities allege Owens and Montgomery approached a woman near the Sunnen MetroLink station on Nov. 27 and demanded money. When she refused, Owens allegedly punched the woman and took her purse.

Both suspects are being held at the St. Louis County Justice Services Center. Bond has been set at $250,000 for Owens and $100,000 for Montgomery.

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