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Alderwoman says nosy neighbors stopped attempted carjacking

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NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A St. Louis Alderwoman says neighbors gathering around to witness an attempted carjacking may have caused the crooks to give up.

Alderwoman Diane Flowers was in front of her home in north St. Louis when two men tried to carjack a lawn care worker who was driving a truck

Police say the truck, which had a trailer attached to it, was the target of armed carjackers. It was parked in a driveway near Flowers’ home when the suspects pulled out a gun forced the lawn care worker to drive the truck back into the street. Police believe they wanted him to unhook the attached trailer so the suspects could steal it.

“They unhooked the trailer from the original truck and pushed it out. They double parked next to it so they could hook it back up but they weren’t successful in doing that,” said Flowers.

However, the lawn care worker then ran and was unharmed. Lots of neighbors started to watch as the attempted carjacking took place. Flowers said she called police and believes the watching by the neighbors was one reason the suspects weren’t successful.

“Looking out for your neighbor, being nosy pays off. I think not only was the man not hurt because we were looking, but his equipment was retrieved because we were looking too,” said Flowers.

The suspects were gone by the time officers arrived.

Police believe the suspects were driving a red Dodge Ram.

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