In July, a guy brought a gun to the Walgreens pharmacy in Festus around 3am on a Sunday morning, demanded and received a stash of Oxycontin.
In August, the same thing happened around the same time on a Sunday at the Walgreens in Des Peres.
Then this morning back at the Des Peres Walgreens around 3am the guy allegedly shows back up this time with his wife. Workers notice the guy suspiciously walking up and down an aisle with a piece of paper but not picking up any items. Then a pharmacist who witnessed the first robbery in August recognized the guy and called police.
The guy must have known the jig was up. He walked out without robbing the place but the police were there waiting for him.
He's going to be charged with robbery for the Festus and Des Peres robberies in July and August and they're both going to be charged with attempted robbery for whatever they did at the Des Peres Walgreens Wednesday morning.
I just don't get it though (perhaps because I've never committed or considered committing a robbery) but it just doesn't seem to make a lot of sense going back to the same place at the same time so soon after committing a crime.
Wouldn't you assume you'd run into someone you'd seen before? Wouldn't you figure they wouldn't forget the person who robbed them at gunpoint?
I don't get it. I guess it's true what they say... most criminals just aren't that bright.