ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The victim of an early morning carjacking in a quiet St. Charles County neighborhood hopes the suspects are apprehended as soon as possible.
The victim asked us not to identify her but said two armed suspects were in her garage and demanded she hand over her Range Rover SVR Tuesday morning. She and a friend were returning from a girls’ night out at an area casino.
Police say the vehicle was taken at gunpoint at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday and recovered at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Washington Blvd in St. Louis.
The victim did not believe she was followed from the casino. She didn’t recognize anything unusual until she turned into the River Bend Estates subdivision. She saw headlights behind her but said that vehicle turned away before she pulled into her garage.
“I pulled into my driveway, opened my garage door, and literally out of nowhere a car came flying down the street,” said the victim. “I had no idea what was going on. I didn’t even have time to react. They came running out of the car so fast with guns pointed at us.”
The victim said the suspects appeared calm while pointing a gun at her head.
“They were not nervous,” she said. “It was almost as if it was just another stop on their job of carjacking.”
The victim said she was able to remain calm and gave up her vehicle. She said the suspects wanted her husband’s car and demanded that she bring them into her house, where her husband and child were sleeping. She did what she could to keep that from happening.
“This literally was something that came out of nowhere. There’s nothing I could have done to prevent this,” the victim said. “It’s very scary.”
The victim held out her hands and suggested the thieves take her diamond rings—including her engagement and wedding bands—and leave. They did.
"I want to emphasize that I kept very calm during all of this," she said. "I cooperated with them. I gave them everything that wanted. I think that's what made all of the difference is that I stayed calm."
She and her husband hope some surveillance video could help catch the suspects. St. Charles County police described the suspects as two African-American males approximately 5’7” to 5’9”, weighing approximately 130 to 150 pounds, and wearing black and gray hoodies. Anyone with information should call the St. Charles County Police Department at 636-949-3002.