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Shrewsbury Police Blotter: Copper Thief Caught

The following information was supplied by the Shrewsbury Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Thursday, May 10

At 9 p.m. police were called to investigate the smell of marijuana smoke on the balcony of an apartment in the 800 block of Diehnwells Drive. Police arrested a Shrewsbury man and a man from Malden, Illinois for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Both men were issued citations to appear in municipal court.

Sunday, May 13

Police recovered a damaged, green Shimano bicycle at 8 a.m. in the 7100 block of Weil Ave. Anyone missing this type of bike is asked to contact Shrewsbury Police with proof of ownership to claim the found property.

At 11:45 a.m. police investigated the theft of $400 worth of copper wire from Benson Electric at 7216 Weil Ave. Police recovered the stolen property and issued a citation to a man from Affton.

Police investigated property damage to a 2007 BMW parked in the 7700 block of Charing Square.  The owner of the vehicle reported that someone keyed his vehicle on the driver side and trunk area and left a couple of notes on it between 1 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. May 13.

Tuesday, May 15

At 9 a.m. police stopped a vehicle in the 4100 block of Shrewsbury Avenue for no front license plate and arrested a man from South St. Louis City for possession of marijuana and having an outstanding warrant from a nearby police agency.

At 3:51 p.m. an armed robbery occurred on the parking lot of the Mackenzie Pointe shopping center, 7233 Watson Rd. The female victim had just exited her vehicle when a dark green four-door Chevy Impala, drove up next to her. The passenger displayed what appeared to be a dark colored semi-automatic pistol and demander the victim’s purse.  The suspects fled the area after taking the purse. No one was injured. The culprits are also suspected in a string of similar muggings in South County. Read the description of the suspects.

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