Suspect Arrested in Connection with Dierbergs Purse Snatching
The 17 year old is believed to be involved with a group who held up women in store parking lots in Shrewsbury, Crestwood and Mehlville.
Crestwood police have arrested a man they believe is connected to a string of armed robberies that included a purse snatching last Tuesday in the parking lot of the Mackenzie Pointe Dierbergs in Shrewsbury.
See previous story: Police Release Photos of Suspects in Tuesday's Dierbergs Parking Lot Holdup
The 17 year old was arrested without incident in the 3800 block of Wyoming in St. Louis City. The suspect will not be identified until formal charges are filed with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
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Two similar incidents occurred at the Crestwood Kohl's on May 12 and at the Mehlville Kmart on May 11. In all three holdups, a female customer was approached on the parking lot by men in a green Chevrolet Impala. In each case, one man would display a handgun and demand the woman's purse.
Crestwood detectives are coordinating efforts to identify others involved in the robberies. Anyone with information concerning the identity or location of the three other suspects involved in these incidents can call the Crestwood Police Department at 314-729-4800.