ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The head of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis says she was skeptical when she heard reports of an armed robbery at Ballpark Village, and as it turns out she was right.

Missy Kelley says it would be very difficult to commit a crime at the village anytime, especially after a Cardinals baseball game.

“They have 24-7 security. They have video cameras all over that place. They have active patrol for 24-7, and that’s just outside,” Kelley says.

But the crime still happened downtown about five blocks north of Ballpark Village at Broadway and Locust.

Kelley says the criminals should know it was probably seen by at least one of the 700 publicly and privately owned security cameras downtown, including some focused right on the crime scene.

Property owners and owners of the cameras are “very willing” to turn over footage, Kelley says.

“This will get nipped. There are too many people that are so invested in this, and we own this downtown,” she says.

The victims of last night’s robbery ran to Ballpark Village to call for help causing the confusion about the crime’s location.

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