ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Four armed robbery suspects are in custody after police chased them through downtown St. Louis after allegedly stealing chips, phones and a pair of jeans from victims in south St. Louis overnight.
According to police, two men in their 20’s were standing on the corner of Humphrey and Roger just before midnight Tuesday when they were approached by the suspects. Police say the suspects displayed guns and robbed both victims of their pants, phones, wallets and other personal property.
About 30 minutes later, the suspects approached a 33-year-old man in the 3600 block of Keokuk. Authorities say the suspects displayed guns and took a cell phone from the man.
Police say they located the four-door Pontiac Grand Prix the suspects were believed to be driving and activated their lights and sirens in an attempt to pull it over.
The suspects refused to pull over, leading the officers to pursue the vehicle, according to police. Police say they deployed spike strips near the area of Broadway and Montgomery which caused the vehicle to stop.
After a brief foot pursuit, Terrell Tanter, 20, Romel Tanter, 19, Devonte Addison, 19, and a 16-year-old juvenile were taken into custody.
Police say they used a Taser on the 16-year-old suspect after he resisted arrested. The Suspect was taken to an area hospital where he underwent an evaluation before being released to police.
Terrell Tanter was unintentionally struck by a police vehicle and bitten by a police K-9 during the foot pursuit, according to police. Authorities say the suspect was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released to police.
Police say the victims’ property and the guns believed to be used during the robberies were recovered from the suspects.
The investigation is ongoing.