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Robbery victim frustrated suspect hasn't been charged

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Ryan Dixon, who owns Smoke-N-Bottle in Fenton, is upset the suspect who robbed the store hasn't been charged. Credit: KMOV Ryan Dixon, who owns Smoke-N-Bottle in Fenton, is upset the suspect who robbed the store hasn't been charged. Credit: KMOV
FENTON (KMOV.com) -

The owner of a store in Fenton that was robbed at gunpoint is frustrated that the suspect hasn't been charged three months after the crime, despite being picked out of a police lineup.

Ryan Dixon told News 4 about being robbed at gunpoint. 

"You know I had to walk with a gun facing me, to the end of the counter and then he put the gun at the back of my head and put me in the bathroom," he said.

Dixon owns Smoke-N-Bottle at 978 South Highway Drive in Fenton. He said on September 1 around 7 p.m., a man in a mask slipped in a back door and put a revolver to his head, then demanded money. Dixon says he cleaned out the cash register and gave the money to the robber but during the process he got a good look at the criminal.

"I did see his face because his mask was falling off." Dixon explained. "As I was opening the cash register his forearm was in my face and I could see a tattoo very clearly."

Dixon says he was able to positively identify the suspect in a police lineup, but nearly three months after the crime wonders why the suspect isn't in jail and no charges have been filed.

News 4 contacted the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office and learned new evidence came to light on Tuesday and prosecutors are taking another look at the case. 

Dixon said he was glad to get the update on the case, "That's fantastic, it feels like maybe a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, that's great."

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