ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) - A man wearing a full face mask and dressed in black pointed a hand gun at the owners of a coin and currency shop in Arnold Saturday morning demanding money. Jefferson County Sheriff deputies say he got away with an undetermined amount of gold and other currency after tying the two owners together with plastic zip ties.
It happened at Americoin in the Village Plaza strip center on Jeffco Blvd around 9:30am. The business buys and sells gold, jewelry, coins and currency. It also maintains video surveillance and captured at least two still pictures of the suspect.
Jefferson County Sheriff Cpl. Chris Hoffman described the store owners as “extremely upset” and in some sort of shock but they were not injured.
A woman and her son own the business. Linda Fudge, who identified herself as the woman’s mother, told FOX2 News “The only thing I’m grateful for is the man that came in with the mask on did not shoot my daughter and my grandson.”
The suspect arrived on foot and fled the area after the robbery. He is described as a thin, white male age 20 to 30 and approximately five feet, eleven inches to six feet tall. He was dressed in all black clothes including a black hoodie sweatshirt despite the hot temperatures. He had a mask, black sunglasses and gloves.
Anyone with information or who might have seen somebody suspicious is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office at 636-797-5515.