Mackenzie Pointe Muggers Suspected in String of Area Holdups
Can you identify the young suspects linked to armed robberies in Shrewsbury, Mehlville and Crestwood?
St. Louis County police have released photos of four individuals they suspect of robbing women at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon at the Mackenzie Pointe Dierbergs parking lot, on Friday morning at the Kmart on Lemay Ferry Road and Saturday at Kohl's in Crestwood.
One suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall with short hair and eyeglasses. The other three are described as black males in their late teens or early 20s. The men also are suspected in connection with robberies in North County, police said.
The suspects have been seen driving a dark green, early 2000s four-door Chevrolet Impala with a sunroof and spoiler.
The Mackenzie Pointe victim had just exited her automobile when the Impala, drove up next to her, Shrewsbury police said. The suspect in the passenger seat displayed what appeared to be a dark colored semi-automatic pistol and demanded the victim’s purse. The suspects then fled the area after taking the purse. No one was injured.
Similarly County police said the 37-year-old woman robbed at Kmart was retrieving something from the backseat of her car when the suspects stole her purse and displayed a semi-automatic handgun.
The vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident was spotted by a Shrewsbury police officer in the area of Big Bend and Murdoch Avenues shortly after the robbery. However, the suspects were able to elude the officer when he attempted to stop vehicle. The officer was able to obtain a license plate, Missouri state license WG2-N3N, which is reportedly a stolen license plate from another jurisdiction.
Crestwood police responded to a robbery at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Kohl's, 9701 Watson Road. Police said two black males in a green Chevrolet approached a female and displayed a gun. After taking her purse, the suspects headed west. No one was injured.
Anyone with information should contact Det. Sanders at 314-615-8477 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS.