Raw: Off-duty officer, children held at gunpoint in carjacking

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 12:31 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- St. Louis Police have arrested four men in connection with the carjacking of an off-duty Bellefontaine Neighbors officer and his two kids Sunday night.
 
The officer's vehicle was stolen Sunday around 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of McClaren.
 
Saint Louis Police say the officer and his two children were forced out of their Jeep Compass by two men wearing red bandannas.  One of them had a gun.  The officer and his two kids were not injured.  The suspects got in the SUV and drove away.
 
Around 1:50 Tuesday morning, police in north St. Louis saw the stolen vehicle near the intersection of West Florissant and Thrush Avenues.  There were four people inside and they took off.  After a short pursuit, the people inside the stolen Jeep Compass  got out and ran away.  Pursuing officers were able to apprehend two suspects quickly.  Two other suspects were found a short time later.
 
It's unclear if any of the suspects in custody were part of the carjacking.  Police say the victim will take a look at all of them in a line-up later today.
 

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