Police looking for 'ringleader' in 6-city burglary spree connect - KMOV.com

Police looking for 'ringleader' in 6-city burglary spree connected to local meth lab

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(KMOV) -- Police in St. Ann are looking for a suspect they call the ringleader in a string of burglaries across at least six cities.

Thirty-year old Randy Gerstacker is still on the loose, although his girlfriend and three other people have been arrested after a morning car chase that ended near the Mills Mall in St. Louis County.

Thirty-year old Crystal Beelek faces six charges, including possession of a meth lab, burglary 2nd degree, stealing, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer.  The remaining suspects face minor charges.

St. Ann police tell News 4 that the burglary spree was linked to the couple's mobile meth lab, and that many of their customers ended up as victims in the burglaries. In one case, a family lost all of their Christmas presents.

The burglaries took place in St. Ann, Edmundson, Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Florissant, and another unknown location, but detectives suspect there may be many more victims.

Police say Gerstacker should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on his whereabouts call the St. Ann Police Department.

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