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Crime Alerts

July 24, 2020
Crime Alert-Robbery
600 block Westgate

Date/Time Occured

07/24/2020 at 12:27 AM


At approximately 12:27 a.m., a Washington University student reported that he parked his car in a private driveway near the 600 block of Westgate Ave. The student was accompanied by a female roommate, not affiliated with the university. The student said that when he and his roommate exited his vehicle, they were approached by two male subjects wearing "Ski-masks". One of the subjects displayed a hand gun and demanded the student and his roommate's property. The student gave the subjects his car keys. The subjects got in the student's vehicle which contained the student's wallet. the two subjects then drove off in the student’s vehicle, last seen heading west on Delmar Ave.

No injuries were reported.


University City is investigating


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