St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A spate of break-ins targeted south city gyms this morning.
Fox2 reports thieves hit at least three different gyms in less than a half an hour early today. Cars were vandalized at the St. Louis Fitness Club on Hampton and Potomac, and another fitness club in Hampton Village near Schnucks as well as at Blast Fitness on Jefferson and Lafayette. Piles of glass greeted many people after their workouts. St. Louis police got the first call around 6:00am. Hampton Village.
Police believe the same suspects may be behind all of the break ins. They are described at this point as two males in a dark grey Grand Prix.
Two people are facing charges and third is still at large in a kidnapping and robbery on the campus of SIU-Edwardsville. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, campus police said the victim had been set up by a friend.
Two other SIU-E students, 18 year old Jabreel Watson and 20 year old Shantel Rogers are charged with felony kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary. Police say they are still looking for a third suspect, an unidentified male.
On April 2nd an SIU-E student had reported being set upon outside his residence hall. He reported being forced into a car at gunpoint, driven to an ATM and forced to withdraw cash. He wasn't injured.
Police are hoping surveillance video from the ATM's camera will help in their search for the third suspect.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A Michigan man faces sentencing this summer after pleading guilty to charges related to his role in robbing a southwestern Illinois bank worker restocking an automated teller machine.
Twenty-two-year-old Ramsey Fakhouri of Troy near Detroit entered the guilty plea Friday in East St. Louis to a bank robbery count.
Fakhouri and an 18-year-old man from Concord, Mich., were indicted last month in connection with the February 14th holdup of a Bradford National Bank worker outside that branch in Highland, east of St. Louis.
The bank worker was unharmed, and authorities say the robbery involved the theft of nearly $26,000.
Fakhouri's co-defendant awaits trial.
Fakhouri's sentencing is scheduled for July 11th.
Police looking for a suspect in a credit union robbery.
The St. Louis Community Credit Union in the 4400 block of Chippewa was robbed just after noon today. Police say a suspect demanded money from. He told the teller not to look at him or he would shoot the teller in the face.
If you have any information on the suspect, call CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS (8477).
Police have identified the man killed during a robbery Monday night.
Police say 28-year-old Randy Burgess and another man were sitting in a car North St. Louis last night. Just before 9 PM two suspects walked up to the car and demanded money from the men. The suspects shot into the vehicle, the driver of the car got out and ran away.
Burgess was hit twice and died at the scene. Police have not announced any suspects.
Police in Collinsville are asking for help to solve a series of robberies.
The suspects lure victims using a deal on Craigslist and then beat and rob the victims. Police say the most recent crime was on Tuesday night. The victim told officers he was responding to a post for a TV for sale. When the victim walked into the apartment, someone in a ski mask hit the victim with a bat and stole his money.
A similar robbery occurred at the same apartment building just two days earlier. No one was injured in that case. No suspects are in custody.
Police have released a photo of the suspect connected to a robbery that happened outside a Wentzville Walmart.
A little over a week ago, on Sunday, November 17, a woman says she was approached by another woman in the parking lot. The suspect demanded the victim's purse. The victims gave the other woman money.
Police say the suspect left the scene in a 2000's gold of tan Chevy Blazer. The suspect is described as a heavy set woman, who was wearing a pink hoodie and light-colored blue jeans.
Anyone who information on this case can contact Det. Blake Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org or can call 636-639-2127. You can call anonymously as well to 636-639-2180.
Police continue their search for two suspects who robbed a woman at gunpoint Sunday night.
The incident happened in the 2900 block of Russell in South St. Louis. The victim told police two men approached her. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded money. The woman says she threw down her purse and a bag of groceries and ran into her house.
Police say the men were wearing black jackets and one of them had on a stocking mask.
A bank robbery suspect is behind bars after a police chase and manhunt.
Police say the suspect robbed the Bank of O'Fallon in Illinois around 11:30 Tuesday morning. The suspect sped away from the scene and managed to loose police. They found his car near a cornfield in Swansea. After a short search, that involved a police chopper, officers caught the suspect.