(KMOV.com) – A man is facing charges after he allegedly robbed Mom’s Deli in south St. Louis.
Jeffrey Cooper has been charged with armed robbery.
Authorities said Cooper pulled a gun on a cashier and customers while demanding money. Cooper was caught a few hours later. Nobody was injured.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A 26-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon after an armed robbery of a popular south St. Louis deli. Just last week, another robbery took place blocks away where a man was robbed and shot at.
Police said a suspect entered Mom’s Deli, in the 4400 block of Jamieson, around 1:30 Thursday afternoon. He displayed a firearm and took a cash drawer from the register.
The suspect, who was arrested but not identified, fled the business through an alley.
Officers responding to the scene located a suspect running westbound on Landsdowne Avenue. Police said the 26-year-old man was located with the cash draw and a gun.
Dozens were stunned to find that the popular neighborhood deli was robbed.
“It is shocking, this is such a busy intersection. We come up here every other week for sandwiches, and the place is always packed,” said one resident.
Lindenwood Park residents say they are concerned that two crimes have occurred within the same week. Last week, a resident was robbed at gun point and shot near the intersection of Oleatha and Tamm Avenue. Residents want to know what is being done to keep the area more safe.
“[Chief Sam Dotson] told me he was going to have more police in my neighborhood. I asked him for more officers that live in our neighborhood to be working on our neighborhood on a more permanent basis,” said Alderman Joe Vaccaro.