BEVO NIEGHBORHOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Bevo neighborhood Alderman Carol Howard and Police Captain Steve Mueller met with residents to discuss the recent increase in violent crimes in the area.
“We’ve got a lot more patrols going on over here, concentrated on the alleys to watch for burglaries and public areas where robberies can occur,” said Howard. “Hopefully, we can resolve some of these soon so people can feel somewhat safe again.”
The discussion with residents comes after two suspects carjacked a 19-year-old woman at gunpoint in the Bevo neighborhood and tried to break into her home last Friday.
“They tried to grab her before she made it to the door. My mom had pulled her in. They were struggling with the door and they were trying to come in,” said Beauty Tinyan, sister of the 19-year-old victim. Tinyan says the two masked men tried to get into the house after chasing her sister with guns.
Tinyan said her sister tripped while being chased, dropping her car keys and cell phone. Meanwhile, she was trying to get her four-year-old niece and one-year-old nephew to safety.
“I felt like they were going to get in for some reason. I’m glad they didn’t. I was terrified for their lives.”
Police statistics for the Bevo neighborhood indicate that there were 31 robberies in 2103 but 21 robberies in 2014, more than a 32 percent drop.