ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – There was a heavy police presence in the Queeny Park area Tuesday morning following reports of a group of people pulling on car door handles.
A Town and Country Police Officer and a Des Peres Police Officer found a “suspicious vehicle” on Mason Knoll at about 5:45 a.m. The driver of the stolen vehicle immediately drove to the only entrance/exit in the subdivision. Two other Town and Country Police Officers deployed “Stop Sticks.” This successfully stopped the vehicle. The Webster Groves Police Department had previously entered the vehicle as stolen. According to the Town and Country Police Department, four people then ran from the car into Queeny Park.
Manchester, Des Peres, Creve Coeur, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and St. Louis County law enforcement agencies all helped establish a perimeter.
Town and Country said approximately 20 minutes later, a person’s “work truck was stolen and last seen traveling at a high rate of speed southbound in the 1800 block of South Mason.”
Soon after, reports were made of two suspicious men running through backyards headed south towards Manchester Meadows. A Town and Country Police Officer was able to arrest one man behind Amp Up. The man was armed with an assault rifle modified handgun. He surrendered without incident.
The second suspect was found running southbound from Fresh Thyme. He was also taken into custody without incident.
Two suspects are still at large. They should be considered “extremely dangerous and armed.” Town and Country Police said they are “confident” they are no longer in the area. The stolen work truck is described as a white 2020 Ford Transit Van. It has yellow “Pella Windows” logos on the body of the vehicle and Missouri license plate GF3N3F.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident or the whereabouts of the suspects, should contact the Town and Country Police Department at 314-737-4600. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.