Police in five different departments are working with each other tonight to find the suspect or suspects behind a string of armed robberies in our area. The most recent on happened today in Kirkwood. Detective Dave Smith tells News 4 that a man flashing a gun walked into the Taco Bell off of Kirkwood Road at 9 this morning. He demanded cash and then fled the scene.
In the other four cases police say there are two suspects, one shorter and the other taller. In all of the robberies the shorter man is carrying a weapon. The other robberies have been in Maplewood, Town & Country, Webster Groves and the Central West End in St. Louis. Most of the robberies (4 of 5) have occurred on Mondays. Police believe the men are behind 5 armed robberies within the last 6 weeks.