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   Sentencing for Cornell McKay will go on as scheduled, despite his attorney's pleas for a review of the jury's verdict against him.  McKay will be sentenced March 20th for armed robbery.  

   His attorneys had asked St. Louis Circuit Judge Robin Vannoy to give them 60 days to investigate whether evidence that suggests Megan Boken's killer may have committed the crime was improperly kept out of McKay’s trial.  Boken was killed by Keith Esters during a similar robbery a few days later in the same neighborhood.  

   The judge declined the request.

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vannoy also declined a prosecution request to bar McKay's often vocal supporters from the courtroom during sentencing.

   McKay's attorneys say they plan to take the case to the state appellate court.

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   A robbery near Belleville in which the victim was pistol whipped is prompting a warning from Metro-east authorities about the dangers of online sales.  

   St. Clair County Sheriff Richard Watson says a woman and her boyfriend were robbed at gun point in the parking lot of the Bradford Place Apartments.  They were lured there by someone who'd advertised an iPhone for sale on Craigslist.  

   Two teens, one with a gun, stole the couple's cash and a cell phone.  One of the teens struck the woman in the head with a handgun.  

   One of the suspects is identified as 17 yr. old Trevon Yates of East St. Louis.  The other is a juvenile, identified only as a 16 yr. old male. Both teens are now in custody and facing felony charges. 

   Sheriff Watson is reminding the public to use extreme caution when buying and selling things online and only meet strangers in a well-lit, public place.    

 
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   Police in the City of St. Louis are asking for the public's help to find two men who held a waitress at gunpoint while robbing a diner earlier this month.  

   It happened at the Eat-Rite Diner on Chouteau on early on August 12th.  Police say the suspects had been playing pinball inside the restaurant when they asked the waitress for change for a dollar. When she gave them the change, one of them pulled a handgun and pointed it at her, demanding the money in the register. She complied and the suspects took the money and fled in a white Buick Regal or Century with a missing hubcap.  

   A surveillance image of the suspects can be seen on our website, KTRS.com.  

   Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). 

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A customer at a Shell gas station in Chesterfield is being credited with foiling an attempted robbery.

Just after ten Monday morning, police say a suspect walked into the station, pointed a gun at the cashier, and demanded money. A customer started walking up to the station and that caused the suspect to run into a waiting car and speed away.

Police have released images of the suspect as well as the escape car. Anyone with any information should contact Detective Ovca or Detective Brandt at the Chesterfield Police Department 636-537-3000 or Crime Stoppers 866-371-8477.

 

 

 

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A Washington University student is shaken up but uninjured after they were robbed at gunpoint on the school's campus Tuesday morning.

An email to students and staff said that a student was approached in a parking lot just after 8 AM. The suspect showed a gun and stole the victim's laptop and cell phone. The suspects is a man between 20 and 30 years old. He is about 6'0" tall and has long dreadlocks. He drove away in a blue Pontiac Aztec.

University officials remind everyone the best thing to do when being robbed is to give the thief what they want.

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    Four separate crimes within a two hour period early Sunday appear to be related.    In each, police say a dark colored Dodge or Plymouth minivan with three young men, between 17 and 25 years of age were the culprits.

     Four victims were robbed by gunpoint off of North Taylor and South Compton in Midtown. Two men and a woman were shot and injured in the separate robberies. 

     St. Louis Police investigators responded to the first call around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of North Taylor where a 42-year-old man was ordered to turn over his money.  The man tried to run when an unidentified suspect opened fire, shooting the victim in the leg.

        About 45 minutes later, in the 3600 block of South Compton, a 24 year old man was walking when a suspect drove up and pointed a gun at the man.  That suspect took the man's wallet and cash, then fled.

          Just ten minutes after the call on Compton, two people were walking in the 4100 block of Bates when a minivan pulled alongside, three men exited the van and took a 39 year old man's wallet, and tried to take a 23 year old woman's purse.

      The female victim would not surrender her property and was grazed in the leg by a bullet fired by one of the suspects, who then returned to the van and fled.

      An hour later, at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, a 53 year old man was cleaning the parking lot of a market when two men, one armed with a handgun approached and went through the man's pockets, taking a cigarette lighter and cash before fleeing.

       Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.

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A south St. Louis city service station was robbed Wednesday morning. KSDK-TV reports the two men, one armed with a gun, got away with cash.

St. Louis Police report they were notified of the crime at the BP convenience store at Grand and Connecticut around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The clerk told police two men with dark clothes ordered the employee to hand over the cash before they fled the scene.

 
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A St. Louis man faces charges because he doesn't handle rejection well.

 

Police say Ronald Burns approached a woman in a South St.. Louis store and asked for her number. When she said no, Burns allegedly followed her out of the store and robbed her at gunpoint. Burns now faces several charges in connection to the incident.

 

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