Suspects sought after 4 downtown St. Louis strong-arm robberies -

Suspects sought after 4 downtown St. Louis strong-arm robberies

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ST. LOUIS ( -- Police are searching for at least three suspects who police say are connected to four separate downtown robberies within the last two weeks.

The most recent robbery happened on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on 10th St. near Locust Ave. According to police, a 44-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when two men got out of a grey vehicle, knocked the woman down and stole her purse.

“I’ve lived in downtown St. Louis since 2007, and it’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Joe Shambro, who witnessed the mugging and helped the woman.

Shambro and the victim went into Park Avenue Coffee on 10th St. to call police.

 “She was crying a little bit, definitely seemed shaken up,” said Jonah Walker, who works at the coffee shop and saw police interviewing the victim. “Whenever you hear that someone got mugged just down our street, on our slowest day in the middle of the day, it's weird, really strange.”

 St. Louis Police spokeswoman Schron Jackson tells News 4 detectives believe the same three suspects are responsible for four separate robberies in downtown. Those incidents include:

  • 44-year-old woman robbed in 400 block of N. 10th St. on Dec 20
  • 28-year-old man robbed in 1200 block of Lucas on Dec 13
  • 61-year-old female robbed in 900 block of Washington Ave. on Dec 11
  • 23-year-old man robbed in 700 block of Locust on Dec 10

Police said in two of the incidents the suspects got away in a grey colored vehicle. Police said they have strong leads in this case, but no arrests have been made. News 4 will continue to follow this story.

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