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Teen taken into custody in following multiple south St. Louis burglaries, 2nd suspect at-large

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A 15 year-old male teen has been taken into custody following a string of burglaries in south St. Louis. Police said they are still looking for a second suspect who remains at-large. 

The burglaries occurred in the overnight hours of Oct. 13. 

St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers said they observed two suspects running from the Macklind Avenue Deli while on a call for a burglary. The 15 year-old was taken into custody by police, while the second suspect escaped. 

Multiple businesses were hit by burglaries during the overnight hours, St. Louis Metropolitan Police said. The burglaries occurred near the area of South Kingshighway. 

Police said the businesses affected were the McDonalds in the 4600 block of South Kingshighway, the Macklind Avenue Deli in the 4700 block of Macklind Ave, Russell's on Macklind in the 5400 block of Murdoch, and a Metro PCS 4500 block of South Kingshighway. store were victims of the burglaries.

Police said suspects busted out a window in the Metro PCS. Police also said the cash register was removed and several sets of headphones were taken. The register was later recovered in the 4900 block of Devonshire. 

The suspects busted a door window and attempted to get into the cash drawer at Russell's on Macklind, and busted out the door window, took cash, and took other items from the Macklind Avenue Deli. 

A rock was thrown into the front windows of the Big Lots store in the 4900 block of Christy. However, nothing was taken. 

The second suspect was described as wearing a red-hood sweatshirt, a white mask, and white gloves during the robberies. 

Police said they have one person in custody and are looking for another person. 

News 4 will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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