smash and grab
Two brothers are facing charges alleging they are responsible for dozens of smash-and-grab crimes at businesses in south St. Louis County.
This week, smash-and-grab thieves crashed their vehicles into two different south St. Louis beauty supply store taking hair extensions by the bagful.
It happened before 4 a.m. this morning at Forever Young Beauty Supply on the city’s south side.
Police say someone drove an SUV into Kings Beauty Supply in south St. Louis Monday morning in the latest in a series of smash-and-grab robberies in the city.
The crime happened about 5 a.m. Monday at Timekeepers jewelry store. Police gave up the pursuit after about six miles on Interstate 70 out of safety concerns.
Investigators are trying to determine if two early morning smash and grab burglaries are related.
“You see that I’ve got a bunch of gates up here,” Ronnie Light, the store’s owner, said. “Evidently, this particular time it did work because it doesn’t look like anything was taken.”
St. Louis City Police were at the scene of yet another smash and grab burglary Friday morning, this time at a store in the Central West End.
Police say at about 5 a.m. Friday several suspects slammed a stolen blue Durango pick-up truck into a Jewelry store.
Police question whether East. St. Louis man charged with last week’s smash and grab robbery is linked to similar burglaries.