Horse-Drawn Carriage Drivers Robbed in Downtown St. Louis

Kevin Killeen (@KMOXKilleen)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Teenaged boys on bicycles rob two female drivers of horse-drawn carriages downtown.

It happened Sunday around 9 p.m. at two separate locations – one near Broadway and Kiener Plaza, another at Broadway and Washington.

Five or six boys surrounded a carriage and nearly knocked a female driver off of it when they grabbed her purse from underneath her, says Jerry Kirk, the owner of the Brookdale Farms carriage company.

Kirk says the ordeal is very unusual.

“We’ve been there seven nights a week for 35 years and never had an issue with anything,” Kirk says. “This is the first time that we’ve ever had an incident this way, and I’m not aware that there’s ever been an incident like this ever before.”

Police arrested one suspect Sunday night downtown, and another was arrested on Labor Day allegedly trying to sell a carriage driver’s stolen cell phone at a kiosk in South County Mall.

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