Car stolen from St. Louis County gas station; possible suspect in custody

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 4:20 PM

Car stolen from St. Louis County gas station; possible suspect in custody

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(KMOV) – Police have arrested a man they believe may have stolen someone’s vehicle from a north St. Louis County gas station Friday morning.

According to police, a man was walking out of the Shell Station in the 11000 block of Bellefontaine Rd. when he saw another man getting into his car.

Police say the victim ran to his car to confront the suspect. The suspect then put the vehicle in reverse and backed into the victim, who suffered minor injuries.

Authorities say police recovered the vehicle about five blocks away.

Police later spotted a man at a nearby America’s Best Value Inn who appeared to be despondent. He was arrested at the scene on outstanding warrants.

Authorities are investigating whether he is connected to the stolen vehicle.

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