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Police locate one suspect, searching for second in north city robbery, assault

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Police have identified one suspect connected to a robbery and assault that happened late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning in the 200 block of East Grand in north St. Louis.

Trevin Ridgel, 21, was taken into custody Friday evening.

A 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were reportedly driving from Illinois to Florissant, Mo., when they got lost and wound up in the 3900 block of Palm in North City.

Officials say Ridgel and another man approached the vehicle and asked for a cigarette, and got in the car when the victims reached to get one. According to the victims, the suspects demanded money and ordered them to drive to a series of ATMs.

The first victim then told the suspects she was familiar with the area and knew there was a gas station at East Grand and North Broadway and suggested they go there. When they arrived at the gas station, the first suspect went inside with one victim, while Ridgel and other victim stayed in the car.

The first victim says she told the gas station clerk she was being robbed. That clerk took out a gun and the first suspect ran. Ridgel also fled the scene and started to fire shots at the store clerk. The clerk returned fire, police say.

There were no injuries.
Ridgel was charged Saturday with one count of First Degree Robbery, one count of First Degree Attempt Robbery, two counts of Kidnapping, two counts of First Degree Assault, and four counts of Armed Criminal Action.

Police are still looking for the first suspect, described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 22, 5’6”-5’7”, and weighed between 150 and 160 pounds. He is also said to have a short afro and was wearing a gray jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information on this crime should contact police or call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. The investigation is ongoing.

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