(KMOV) –A suspect was charged after he allegedly robbed a woman at knife-point in a downtown St. Louis apartment complex.
Dana Mason, 61, was charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action on Tuesday.
According to police, he was able to sneak into the Syndicate Building on Olive Street and rob a woman in the elevator shortly before 6 p.m.
The woman was reportedly visiting a friend when Mason followed her into the building and continued in to the elevator.
Once they made it to the 3rd floor garage, Mason allegedly pulled a knife and demanded the victim’s purse.
She threw her purse at Mason and ran for help.
Police were able to quickly track down and arrest Mason.
The building management is reviewing safety measures and looking to increase security. The building already has cameras and call boxes in place for added security.
The property manager told News 4 they are considering the idea of hiring a doorman after residents urged management to step up security.