ST. LOUIS – A series of armed robberies over the weekend in the city of St. Louis have police searching for suspects Monday morning. The crimes occurred in different parts of the city under varying circumstances.
Police told FOX 2 on Monday morning that there do not appear to be any connections between the incidents. However, in these instances, suspects were holding up the victims while brandishing either guns or knives. Police are reporting a total of six armed robberies from the weekend. They went from about 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning to early Sunday morning.
Authorities shared that five of the robberies involved suspects with handguns and one involved a suspect with a knife.
It’s understood that a couple of the victims were punched in the face, one repeatedly. Fortunately, it appears there were no serious injuries. The suspects stole items including cash, a gun and, in one case, a vehicle.
On Monday morning, police revealed that all the investigations are ongoing and there have been no arrests. One of the more frightening episodes happened in broad daylight at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Police added that a 53-year-old man was sitting in his car at Arlington near Patton in north city in the Wells Goodfellow neighborhood when three male suspects confronted him in a carjacking. The victim was forced out of his car at gunpoint, and then the suspects stole the victim’s handgun and his cell phone. The suspects then hit the victim repeatedly in the face before taking his 2018 Ford Escape.
Police canvassed the area and found the vehicle abandoned not far away on Patton.
If you have any information on any of the cases, you are urged to call the police. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.