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Convicted murderer accused of kidnapping O'Fallon women still loose

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV) -- A convicted murderer is on the run after allegedly kidnapping women in both O'Fallon, Illinois and Oklahoma City. 

In both kidnappings, the suspect dropped his victims off in St. Louis at the Interstate 44, Jefferson interchange.

Carey Breshers, 51, has a lengthy criminal past, checkered with a murder conviction, jail break and several armed robberies.  Police say he is armed with a handgun and on the run. His last known address is Fenton.

Around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, police say Breshers walked into the World Finance Center in O'Fallon, Illinois.  He walked out with two female employees held at gunpoint and forced them into one of their cars.  He ordered them to a local bank to try to cash the company's checks.  A teller thought the situation was fishy and called police.  By then police say Breshers had driven the women to St. Louis and dropped them off at Jefferson and I-44. They were not harmed.
   
"Emotionally (they were) very distraught, understandably, but physically not harmed," Capt. Jeff Wild of the O'Fallon Police Department says.

Police say Breshers had just dropped off another kidnap victim in the same spot; this victim was from Oklahoma City.  According to authorities, Breshers snatched Patricia Griffith from where she worked on October 22.  Griffith sent her son a text message saying that she'd been kidnapped.  She was found days later in St. Louis.  Apparently, Breshers had told his newest victims about his latest caper, leading police to make the connection back to Oklahoma.

Police are still looking for the get-away car involved in that crime: a white, 2006 Ford F-150 with Oklahoma tag 189-BYZ.

"(Oklahoma Police) have warrants for this individual and through the warrants we were able to get a picture, line-up and positive i.d. (from the victims)," Capt. Wild says.

Now police believe he will strike again.
   
"We thought out of public safety that we would let everyone know that he's out there looking to do another crime," Capt. Wild says.

Breshers was last seen driving a Pontiac Grand Prix with Missouri license plate A-E-2-L-4-N.  Call your local police department immediately if you spot Breshers or either of the stolen vehicles.


 

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