Suspect Arrested in Parking Lot Robberies
The arrest is connected with the Kohl's robbery that occurred May 12 in Crestwood and the May 11 robbery at Kmart on Lemay Ferry Road.
The 17-year-old man 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 occurred at 10:43 a.m. when two men in a green Chevrolet Impala approached a 32-year-old female customer on the parking lot. One man displayed a handgun and demanded the woman's purse. The vehicle last was seen traveling west on Watson Road.
Crestwood detectives are coordinating efforts to identify others involved in the robberies.
St. Louis County Police said a 37-year-old woman was retrieving something from the backseat of her car at Kmart May 11 when four male suspects stole her purse and displayed a semi-automatic handgun.
The men were last seen traveling south on Lemay Ferry Road in a green, early 2000s Chevrolet Impala with a sunroof and spoiler.
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.