FENTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Money was taken from gaming machines and a cash register was stolen during a Wednesday morning armed robbery in Fenton.
According to authorities in Jefferson County, two suspects entered the Quik Stop in the 1000 block of Gravois Road around 6:15 a.m. An employee at the location told officials at least one of the suspects was armed with a rifle, which was pointed at the employee, the wife of the store manager, as the suspects demanded money.
Manager Vick Patel said his wife does not usually open but she did Wednesday morning. She had just made coffee when the suspects came in, Patel said.
"We didn't even have any customers," said Patel.
The suspects then reportedly used a claw hammer to break open gaming machines to take the money that was inside. They also took a cash register.
Patel believes they were familiar with the store.
"They're probably local. I'm sure they probably come around every day," said Patel.
The suspects then drove off and headed towards St. Louis County. The suspects tossed Patel's wife's phone near Delmar Gardens in South County.
No one was hurt.
Because the crime happened close to the Jefferson County-St. Louis County line, St. Louis County police are working with the Jefferson County Sheriff on the investigation.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives at 636-797-5515.