HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The victim of an attempted strong armed robbery detained a suspect who was attempting to rob him until police arrived at the scene in Hazelwood.
The incident happened in the 8700 block of Santa Bella when the victim was approached by the suspect. The suspect pulled out a gun which led to a physical alteration between the two. The victim was able to detain the suspect until police arrived.
The suspect was taken into custody and charged with robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the gun used during the robbery had been reported stolen out of Wentzville. Police say the suspect is currently on parole for robbery and armed criminal action.
The investigation is ongoing.