This just in from the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative:
“Last night there were 4 robbery incidents that happened in approximately the same area and very close to the same time frame. Here is a summary of those events.
8:50pm, 3720 Laclede, a female SLU student, while walking in the alley, was the victim of an armed robbery and her purse was taken.
8:55pm, 3853 Forest Park, a female SLU student, while walking in the alley by her apartment, was the victim of an attempt armed robbery.
9:05pm, 4360 West Pine, a female victim had her car taken at gun point.
9:15pm, 4429 Laclede, a female victim had her car taken at gun point.
Captain Larson, Commander of the 5th District, believes these incidents are related to several other similar type incidents that have occurred in the area over the last few weeks. The police have several juvenile persons of interest due to their potential involvement in other incidents. The NSI is also conducting video reviews to identify any helpful information.”
I will pass along follow-ups as they become available. – Marshall Michener, WPLNA Security Liaison