ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Federal authorities raided a south St. Louis business for the second time in as many months.
The FBI confirmed Thursday its agents were at Dojo Pizza on Morganford earlier that morning for an unspecified “law enforcement purpose,” but would not comment any further.
Several agents could be seen going in and out of the building, carrying out items in boxes and bags, and placing them in cars.
Dojo Pizza is a non-profit organization that provides a safe place for kids to hang out, according to its Facebook page. Besides selling pizza, people take self-defense classes, kids play basketball and they offer karate classes. It has been in the Bevo neighborhood for the last eight years.
The building has sat condemned since the previous raid in October and police have boarded the doors shut.
Loren Copp, the 46-year-old owner of Dojo Pizza, declined an interview with Fox 2 News, but said no charges have been filed against him.
According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Copp has a past filled with lawsuits, bankruptcy, and allegations of fraud.