Couple arrested for several armed robberies across St. Louis region

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ARNOLD, Mo. - After at least seven crimes in three counties in the past two weeks, police believe they've stopped a robbery spree with the capture of two suspects that police considered armed and dangerous.

Workers and customers at stores, motels, and restaurants, said they’d been “freaking out” about the crimes in St. Louis, Jefferson, and Phelps counties.

According to Det. Lt. James Jones, a spokesman for the Arnold Police Department, 51-year-old Elizabeth Kurtzeborn and 33-year-old Tyler Johnson were arrested in Carbondale, Illinois. Authorities recovered some of the money stolen from both robberies, as well as other items of evidence.

Police said Johnson robbed a Subway sandwich store on the evening of November 7. After leaving the store, he was seen getting into the passenger seat of a white Dodge Intrepid, which belonged to his girlfriend, later identified as Kurtzeborn.

On the afternoon of November 13, Kurtzeborn and Johnson walked into a TitleMax loan business and stole the day's receipts. The pair fled in a white Dodge Challenger.

Det. Lt. Jones said Johnson and Kurtzeborn were also connected to other robberies in Webster Groves, Rolla, and St. Louis County.

Formal charges are still pending.