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Shaw residents express concerns about robberies at neighborhood meeting

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Shaw residents packed a meeting on Monday to voice their concerns about robberies in the neighborhood. Credit: KMOV Shaw residents packed a meeting on Monday to voice their concerns about robberies in the neighborhood. Credit: KMOV
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

St. Louis police are investigating nearly 10 robberies some connected to carjackings since late October in the Shaw neighborhood.

Neighbors attended a meeting Monday night to hear from police and get their questions answered.

Officers told the room they are investigating six to nine robberies that have happened in or near the Shaw neighborhood since late October.

They said one arrest has been made and since the crimes keep happening they don’t believe these cases are related.

Police said the best thing you can do to protect yourself is put you down your phone because it can alert people to where you are in the dark and tell them you have a valuable in your hand.

Police said they are increasing their marked police car presence in the area.

Mayor Lyda Krewson, Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards and Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson along with representatives from the Circuit Attorney’s Office and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were present.

Many of them addressed concerns after a massive warehouse fire in south St. Louis.

Tests from the EPA showed that asbestos was not found in residential areas south and southeast of the warehouse.


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