Two suspects confess to Sunday’s campus robbery
[UPDATE: FRIDAY 4:05 p.m.] The two men arrested for robbing three Washington University students behind the Athletic Complex last weekend are being held in St. Louis County Prison on $75,000 bail.
Captain Michael Ransom with the University City Police Department said local and campus police have increased their patrols in the area as a result. He would would not share information about how the men were caught a day after committing the crime but said their case has moved forward to the county prosecutor.
[ORIGINAL STORY:] Two suspects brought in by University City Police on Monday made statements implicating themselves in the robbery that occurred Sunday evening near the Big Bend MetroLink Station.
The suspects were taken into custody less than 24 hours after the robbery occurred, with assistance from Metro Security and the Washington University Police Department.
WUPD informed students of the two suspects’ apprehension in an email Monday night, updating the crime alert that was sent out regarding the robbery Sunday night.
The robbery, which took place at the intersection of Big Bend Boulevard and Maryland Avenue at about 8:25 p.m. on Sunday night, involved two suspects who followed three victims as they exited the Metro stop and demanded they hand over their cash.
Although one of the suspects allegedly told the three victims during the robbery that he had a weapon, police now believe no weapon was involved in the incident.
One of the three victims is confirmed to be a Washington University student but declined an interview with Student Life.
Formal criminal charges were requested from the prosecuting attorney’s office on Tuesday.