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One Purse Snatching Suspect Arrested in Crestwood

The 17-year-old is believed to be involved with a group that also stole a woman's purse in Shrewsbury.

have arrested a man they believe is connected to that included a purse snatching last Tuesday in the parking lot of the Mackenzie Pointe Dierbergs in Shrewsbury and another on the parking lot in Crestwood on May 12.

The 17-year-old was arrested without incident in the 3800 block of Wyoming in St. Louis City. The suspect will not be identified until formal charges are filed with the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney's office.

The robbery at Kohl's occured at 10:43 a.m. when a 32-year-old female customer was approached on the parking lot by two men in a green Chevrolet Impala. One man displayed a handgun and demanded the woman's purse. The vehicle last was seen traveling west on Watson Road. 

A third similar incident occurred at the on Lemay Ferry Road. Crestwood detectives are coordinating efforts to identify others involved in the robberies.

Anyone with information concerning the identity or location of the three other suspects involved in these incidents can call the Crestwood Police Department at 314-729-4800.  

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