ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A mysterious van cruising for young girls and a bank robber with a taste for grocery stores are cases in the cross hairs of area police.
Wentzville police are looking for a van that looks very similar to this one. Back on August 21st they say a couple of guys driving an old Dodge van were cruising the area around the Peine Lake Estates trying to speak to, and possibly lure in young girls. The van is a Dodge from sometime around 1990. It's got a logo for Weed Man on it. That's a legitimate business but police say the real company's vans are green, not white. The Weed Man signs were likely stolen.
They been seen cruising the area more than once, dating back to August 21st, and police want to find them.
A mini string of bank robberies last week has police looking for, among others, this guy. He hit a pair of US Bank branches in Schnucks locations in the middle of the day. He started in Edwardsville, then moved down to Collinsville, in both cases passing a note implying he had a gun then taking off with cash.
We've also got an update on this guy, Ryan Martin. Last week we introduced you to the alleged jack of all trades criminal, burglary, stealing, assault, you get the picture.
With your help, city police tracked him down at an apartment complex where he was staying. Cops tell us he actually ran to the top of the building and jumped off the roof before being captured. He's now off the streets, and some might believe he's off his rocker.
As always, if you have any information on any of these cases, please contact Crimestoppers at 866-371-tips.