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Crime Alerts

November 14, 2020
Crime Alert-Criminal Activity
6000 Blk Waterman

Date/Time Occured

11/14/2020 at 3:50 PM


Person Armed with a gun
At approximately 3:50 PM this afternoon, in the 6000 block of Waterman 2 WashU students reported 3 male subjects and 2 female subjects for knocking on their apartment door. One of the male subjects was armed with an assault rifle. The students called 911. A witness reported seeing all 5 subjects get into a blue sedan and leave the area. Subjects were gone upon arrival of WashU PD and St. Louis City PD officers.


St. Louis City PD is investigating


Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone.

• LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.

• Lock the windows to your apartment. If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.

• Never prop open exterior doors or gates. If you see a door propped, close it.

• Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.

• When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.

• If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot. Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed. Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.

• If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.

• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.

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