Photos: Police Looking for Shopping Robbery Suspects
The victim was robbed at gunpoint in a nearby St. Louis County shopping mall on Friday.
St. Louis County Police provided photos of four robbery suspects that may have robbed a woman at gunpoint on Friday morning at the Kmart on Lemay Ferry Road.
One suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall with short hair and eyeglasses. The other three are described as black males in their late teens or early 20s.
Police said the 37-year-old woman was retrieving something from the backseat of her car when the suspects stole her purse and displayed a semi-automatic handgun.
The suspects were last seen traveling south on Lemay Ferry Road in a green, early 2000s Chevrolet Impala with a sunroof and spoiler. The men also are suspected in robberies in North County, Crestwood and Shrewsbury, police said.
The victim had just left her vehicle when the Impala drove up next to her, Shrewsbury police said. A suspect in the passenger seat displayed what appeared to be a dark-colored, semi-automatic pistol and demanded the victim’s purse. The suspects then fled the area. No one was injured.
The vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident was spotted by a Shrewsbury police officer in the area of Big Bend and Murdoch Avenues shortly after the robbery. However, the suspects fled the officer when he attempted to stop vehicle. The officer was able to obtain the license plate, Missouri license plate WG2-N3N, which is reportedly a stolen license plate .
Crestwood police responded to a robbery at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Kohl's, 9701 Watson Road. Police said two black males in a green Chevrolet approached a female and displayed a gun. After taking her purse, the suspects headed west. No one was injured.
Anyone with information should contact Det. Sanders at 314-615-8477 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS.