Suspects Arrested in St. Louis County Parking Lot Robberies
Crestwood police confident they have all suspects involved at the Kohl's parking lot robbery.
Crestwood police officers, in St. Louis County, have identified three suspects in connection with armed robberies in Mehlville, Crestwood and Shrewsbury.
Police believe the suspects in custody are responsible for the May 12 armed robbery in Kohl's parking lot.
The investigation is in conjunction with Shrewsbury and St. Louis County Police, who have had similar incidents—one at the Mackenzie Pointe Dierbergs and one at the Mehlville Kmart.
Police said a woman was retrieving something from her car on the Kmart parking lot, 3901 Lemay Ferry Road, on May 11 when the suspects displayed a semi-automatic handgun and stole her purse.
St. Louis County Prosecutors charged 17-year-old Markele Prince with armed robbery and criminal action Thursday.
Warrants are pending on another suspect who was arrested May 21 and a third suspect is in custody.
Monday, another robbery occurred in Brentwood when a victim was robbed of her purse at gunpoint. St. Louis County Police chased the suspect traveling north on Interstate 170 at Page Avenue. The pursuit continued into Illinois and then into St. Louis City before ending. The suspect was taken into custody by St. Louis Metropolitan Police.
Police said in a release this suspect is involved in the robbery that took place at Kmart. A warrant application of this suspect is pending.
Crestwood Detectives will apply for warrants for armed robbery and armed criminal action with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Identities will be release once he has been formally charged.