Teen charged with multiple thefts released from jail, cannot be found
DeAndre Mosley, 17, was charged with and admitted to 19 counts of theft and robbery in South St. Louis but was released. As of February 19, Mosley cannot be found. By KMOV Web Producer
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police are on the hunt for a teenager linked to more than a half dozen burglaries in St. Louis City.
DeAndre Mosley, 17, is charged with 19-counts of theft and burglary charges. Police say Mosley and a juvenile accomplice have hit homes in Carondelet, Bevo Mill, and Holly Hills neighborhoods, stealing guns, electronics and money.
“We were absolutely shocked because we've never been the victims of crime here and to see my son's pillow cases taken off their beds to stash stuff in was very upsetting,” said Tracy Duncan, whose home was allegedly broken into twice by Mosley.
Court documents show Mosley was arrested and admitted to the crimes, but he was released. By law police have 24 hours to charge someone or they must be released.
St. Louis Police issued a statement regarding Mosley’s release, which said, “In this instance, there were multiple victims, requiring a lengthy investigation. Officers worked diligently to identify additional victims to strengthen the case against the suspect.”
However, police have not been find Mosley again, which many of his victims found alarming.
“Knowing that he is still out that is upsetting,” said Duncan.
Anyone with information on Mosley’s whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers or the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.