With the city of Chesterfield only 25 years old, the Chesterfield Police Department is estimating that armed theft of a Crazy Bowls and Wraps last Saturday is only the second time in the its history were shots have been fired during a robbery.
The last time an armed robber fired a weapon during a hold-up occurred more than 18 years ago, according to Chesterfield Police Capt. Steve Lewis. In that instance, the resulting gunfire proved deadly.
"The only [other] robbery we had where shots were fired ended up being a homocide because the shots were fired into the victim," he said in an email to Patch.
Robberies themselves are not altogether uncommon in Chesterfield. Lewis estimated that there are five to 10 such incidents annually, a number that has held fairly steady over the past five years.
No arrests had been made in connection with the robbery as of Friday afternoon, and Chesterfield Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect.
The suspect is described as male, thin build, approximately 5-foot-9-inches, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a black ski mask.
Anyone who may have been in the area, or observed something that could assist in identifying the suspect should contact the Chesterfield Detective Bureau at 636-537-3000 or St. Louis Crime Stoppers at 314-725-8477 (TIPS).
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