Woman charged with attempted robbery of St. Louis alderman
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 40-year-old woman with attempting to rob a St. Louis alderman Thursday night in the St. Louis Place neighborhood.
According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Alderman Brandon Bosley was walking to his car near 20th and Madison Street around 9:15 p.m. when a woman approached him and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t hand over his car keys. He refused, a police report says, and then got away. Police allege the suspect, who was identified as Bianca Robinson, then walked to a white car, where someone fired gunshots from.
A probable cause statement says Bosley went back to his car shortly after. He saw Robinson a few blocks away from a BP gas station, the statement says, and reported her to police.
Police found Robinson, arrested her and found a knife in her pocket. The probable cause statement does not say that a gun was found. Bosley was not injured, and nothing was stolen.
Police do not typically release the names of crime victims. However, a spokesperson for SLMPD said after speaking with Bosley, a public official, the department decided to confirm to News 4 that he was the victim. Bosley also posted a video on Facebook about the incident.
Bosley currently serves as the city’s Ward 3 alderman.
Prosecutors charged Robinson with attempted robbery and armed criminal action. No other information has been released.
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