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Man arrested and charged, 2 suspects at large after armed robbery and chase in South City

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(KMOV) -- One man was arrested and charged, and two suspects remain at large after two armed robberies and a police chase through south city overnight.

Police initially received a call at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday for suspicious persons at the Walgreens at Kingshighway and Arsenal.

Witnesses said a group of males were in a red car and had masks on, as if they were planning a robbery. When police arrived, the suspects were gone.

Later at 9:43 p.m., the 7-11 at Brannon and Chippewa was robbed by three males wearing hooded sweatshirts and surgical masks. Shots were fired by the suspects during the incident but there were no injuries.

Witnesses said the suspects fled in a red Chevrolet.

Shortly before 10 p.m. there was an attempted robbery at Bates and Tennessee. The male victim stated three males in a red Chevrolet attempted to rob him. Nothing was taken and the victim was not injured.

The suspects fled the scene in a red Impala after the second robbery. The Impala was then pursed by police up Interstate 55 to Park.

The chase ended in Union Station where their vehicle stalled on railroad tracks behind Landry's Restaurant located in the 1800 block of Market.

All three suspects got out of the vehicle and fled on foot after their car stopped.

Maurice Robinson, 27, was arrested by police on-site behind Maggie O's and was put into an unmarked squad car.

The two other suspects escaped on foot.

Robinson was originally handcuffed behind his back, but managed to get his cuffs in front of him.

He then climbed into the front of the squad car and speed off.

Robinson crashed the police car into a light pole a short time later near 20th and Delmar.

The suspect got out of the unmarked police car and was able to steal a Pontiac Grand Prix from a female victim who was exiting her car. Robinson was still handcuffed when he took the
second car.

He later crashed the stolen Grand Prix in the 2700 block of Hadley Street and fled on foot.
 
Police were able to track down Robinson, and he was taken into custody for the final time at 13th and St. Louis.

Authorities are still searching for the two suspects who escaped near Landry's Restaurant in the 1800 block of Market.

No one was injured in this incident.

There is no report on how much was stolen in the robbery at this time.

An investigation is currently underway by St. Louis City Police.

Robinson has been charged with first degree robbery, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and more. His bond has been set at $125,000 cash-only.

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