ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A south city woman forced to kneel at gunpoint Sunday evening as two men steal her car.
St. Louis police were called to the 3600 block of Bowen in the Holly Hills neighborhood shortly after 7 p.m. The people who live in this block of small homes and tidy duplexes said their neighborhood is generally is quiet and safe – but not lately.
Investigators said two young men walking along the sidewalk spotted a woman getting out of her vehicle—a silver 2014 Chevy Captiva—on that side of the street and quickly made her their target. The victim, a 30-year-old woman, was approached by the men, who pointed a gun at her head and ordered her to kneel by the vehicle.
According to neighbors who have spoken with the victim, the carjackers noticed a car seat in the vehicle and asked if there was a baby in the car. When she said “no,” the thieves got in her car and took off. The woman was not injured, but neighbors who had their windows open could hear her screaming.
The victim was able to track her cell phone to Gibson and Taylor avenues in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. Police found the victim’s purse, cell phone, and other belongings scattered in the 4400 and 4500 blocks of Gibson, but her car is still missing.
The suspects are described as two black men around 19 to 20 years of age. One was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and the other wearing a gray sweatshirt and black boots.
Anyone with information on the vehicle’s whereabouts or the suspects is asked to call the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.