Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Utility Worker Grabs Own Gun to Kill Armed Man Who Tried to Rob Him, St. Louis County Police Say

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Utility Worker Grabs Own Gun to Kill Armed Man Who Tried to Rob Him, St. Louis County Police Say

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY * A man who police say was attempting to rob three utility workers is dead after one of the workers shot him in the chest about 9 a.m. Monday.

St. Louis County police are investigating the incident, which happened near the area of Lynncrest Court and Crown Point Drive, which is an unincorporated area surrounded by Dellwood, Ferguson, Moline Acres and Bellefontaine Neighbors.

Police say three contractors for ADB Utility Co. were working on water lines near that intersection when an armed man approached two of the workers who were standing near a company truck.

The robber took wallets from the two men at gunpoint before turning his attention to a third man nearby, police said. The robber told the third man to give him his belongings that were inside of a work truck, according to police. …

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