Men armed with handguns steal woman's purse outside south St. Louis County home
Police say two men approached a woman and demanded her purse while she was in front of her home in the 4000 block of Avenue F in Affton, Missouri just before midnight. By Stephanie Baumer
AFFTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Suspects armed with handguns and wearing masks stole a woman’s purse as she was outside her south St. Louis County home late Tuesday night.
Police say two men approached a woman and demanded her purse while she was in front of her home as she pulled into the garage in the 4000 block of Avenue F in Affton just before midnight.
According to police, the suspects ran toward Interstate 55 after stealing the purse. Many neighbors told News 4 they were surprised that the crime occurred because because violent crime is rare in their neighborhood.
Authorities say the woman’s daughter had to assist her with the call to 911 because the victim does not speak English. Police said they are unsure why the victims were targets.