VELDA CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A man accused of robbery and kidnapping was taken into custody in Velda City with the help of the St. Louis Police Department Tuesday.
When officers with the Velda City Police Department responded to a call for a robbery in the area of Jennings Station and West Florissant they found a victim who said he had been kidnapped at gunpoint.
A victim was inside a Cash Express Store trying to fax her time sheet to her boss when Kajuan Woods, 28, asked for a light. The woman ignored him and then walked to her car, but Woods jumped in the vehicle and put a gun to her head, police said.
Woods then allegedly forced the victim to drive down West Florissant and allegedly demanded her phone and belongings. The entire ride lasted less then five minutes. Woods proceeded to get out of the car and West Florissant and Riverview and run, police said. The victim ran to a nearby business and called 911. She was not hurt.
Woods was later arrested and found with the victim's ID and a handgun.
Woods was charged with two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree robbery and felonious restraint. His cash-only bond was set at $200,000.
A warrant was also issued for parole violation since Woods was out on parole at the time of the incident, according to authorities. Woods was supposed to be meeting with his parole officer at the time the kidnapping and robbery occurred, police said.
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