ST. LOUIS — Detectives with the St. Louis Police Department are searching for a man accused of robbing another man at gunpoint after a premeditated delivery on Tuesday.
Police say the situation unfolded around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at the 2300 block of McCausland Avenue in the Ellendale neighborhood.
Investigators say the victim, a 68-year-old man, was walking into his apartment building when he was approached by a man carrying boxes. This man asked the victim to open the door so he could deliver packages. When the victim complied, the suspect reportedly showed a pistol and asked the victim to get down on the ground.
The suspect fled with the victim’s bag, which contained money and personal items. No names were revealed during the investigation. However, the police shared several surveillance photos of the man accused in the investigation.
The suspect is described as a male in his 30s, approximately 5ft, 8 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds. He was described as having a medium complexion and a Mohawk haircut. Surveillance photos showed the suspect wearing a yellow safety vest.
If you have information about the suspect or the investigation, contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477) or a 2nd Circuit detective in the St. Louis Police Department at 314-444-0100.
https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/man-robbed-at-gunpoint-after-staged-delivery-in-st-louis-police-seek-suspect/ Man robbed at gunpoint after fake delivery in St. Louis, police seek suspect