ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV) – One suspect is custody and two more are on the loose following a burglary attempt that was thwarted by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer in St. Ann on Friday.
Police said the suspects were breaking into a home in the 3600 block of St. Bridget around 12:30 p.m. when they were seen by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer.
Police said the resident saw three burglars kicking in his neighbor’s back door and called 911. Officers quickly arrived to the scene and found the suspects carrying electronics out of the house.
Authorities said two of the suspects dropped the flat-screen television they were carrying and ran away on foot. Police said the third flourished a handgun, then jumped into their stolen getaway car and led police on a high-speed chase.
He was eventually arrested in an alley near I-70 and Union.
St. Ann Mayor Michael Corcoran says neighbors who look out for each other are a big help to police.
“We have a very active Neighborhood Watch program we implemented about a year ago and it’s probably led to at least a half dozen arrests,” said Corcoran.
Police have a description of the two suspects who fled on foot and are following leads to track them down.