BRENTWOOD, Missouri (KMOV) -- Police have just begun releasing information in the alleged abduction and raping of a Brentwood woman in March.
The timing comes days after a woman was reportedly kidnapped and raped outside a south St. Louis bar.
Police said a 20-year old woman was in a car in the 2700 block of Bremerton around 2:30 a.m. on March 9 when someone opened her door and stuck a gun in her face.
"We had three individuals kidnap a young lady while she was sitting out in her car,” said Brentwood Police Sgt. Jim McIntyre.
The suspects then drove a half block to Brentwood Park, where they allegedly sodomized her, then forced her to drive to an ATM and withdraw money.
But police say the kidnappers kept adding to their list of crimes from there, forcing the victim to drive back to her friend’s house to rob him.
Brentwood police later notified St. Louis police and other surrounding police departments to alert them, but apparently forgot to do the same for their citizens.
So why didn’t police alert residents that these dangerous men were on the streets?
“I’m not at liberty to say why they didn’t,” said McIntyre. “It’s my understanding that there was some information that was released.”
But the information coming out now is five weeks after the crime.
News 4 called the Brentwood police chief to get his thoughts, but he didn’t answer and has yet to return calls.
Police won’t say whether the Brentwood victim has identified the suspects as the men who committed the same acts outside a south St. Louis bar earlier this week.
But Brentwood and St. Louis police have been working closely on the case all week.
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