(KMOV) – News 4 is warning residents of a possible crime trend in north St. Louis County after residents were robbed at gunpoint just minutes apart on Sunday.
Three men were arrested for the alleged robberies, which all took place in Spanish Lake and Bellefontaine Neighbors late Sunday night.
Police said the suspects drove around looking for people walking or jogging in the area. According to police, the suspects would then jump out of their vehicle, point a gun at each victim and rob them of money, clothing and electronics.
In all incidents they fled in their vehicle, repeating the same actions just a few miles down the road.
One victim was able to give police a good description of the suspects’ vehicle that officers to locate the suspects.
The unidentified suspects reportedly have a long criminal history between them, with one suspect having a warrant out for his arrest. Police said it is not the first time they’ve been arrested for robbery.
St. Louis County Police told News 4’s Lindsay Bramson they are hoping to keep them in jail with a high bond but, it’s ultimately up to the judges.
As a precaution, police want residents in the areas to walk in pairs and avoid walking or running after the sun goes down.
No charges have been issued.