ST. LOUIS (KMOV) - Police think four armed robberies that occurred in St. Louis on Tuesday morning all have a common theme.
The person robbed in each incident was walking down a residential street, with a view of a major street in sight. Each of the robbers was also on foot with a get away car hidden nearby.
A 15-year old student was was robbed at gun point by another teen while waiting for the bus. The suspect took the boy's backpack before running away. The incident occurred near the intersection of Minnesota Street and Cherokee Street.
Police are also looking for the person who targeted a woman walking with her child. A robber snatched a woman's purse just after 8:00 a.m. at the corner of Shenandoah and Arkansas, only a block away from Grand Avenue. He later came back to steal her cell phone before running off.
Random victims were also robbed in two other cases. One occurred in Dogtown, the other close to Forest Park. Police say armed robbers targeted a man walking to his car near the intersection of Wydown and Skinker by Forest Park. Only a few minutes later, police say the same robbers surprised a couple by running up to them on Clayton Avenue. Police say the man was pistol whipped for his belongings.
Police say the Forest Park and Dogtown cases are connected. They believe the suspects got away in a large, dark colored SUV. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.