Robbery suspects nabbed quickly by police

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Police cruisers swarm two men they say are responsible for two armed robberies in St. Louis. The alleged crimes happened just moments apart.

The suspect pounced on the victims pulling out guns and demanding money at two different St. Louis locations.  The video was captured exclusively by a FOX 2 photographer. The suspects were arrested on Chestnut and 18th after police saw them driving the wrong way on Chestnut around midnight.

They were in custody moments later. Instead of getting away with a big payday, they were in handcuffs with spotlights shined on them so the robbery victims could make identifications.

The first robbery happened on Broadway downtown.  The second was at 6th and Pine.  Police say the suspects worked fast. The robberies were only 17 minutes apart.

Police had 30 minutes from when the crime happened to have the victims make identifications in person without putting the suspects in a line-up.

Demetrius Jackson, 23, was charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action and a misdemeanor for marijuana possession.
Malcolm Weaver, 20, was charged with robbery and armed criminal action.

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