Chesterfield couple forced into closet during break-in

11 months 1 week 3 days ago August 12, 2016 Aug 12, 2016 Friday, August 12 2016 Friday, August 12, 2016 11:37:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

CHESTERFIELD (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield are searching for a man who broke into a home, robbed a couple and locked them in a closet.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the crime happened Thursday night. The man and woman were not injured.

Police said the intruder hid his face with a ski mask. He threatened the couple with a screwdriver, forced them into a closet and locked it. He used the screwdriver to pry open a small safe and got away with undisclosed items.

Chesterfield Police Capt. Steve Lewis said the intruder probably thought the home was unoccupied and was surprised by the couple. He said crime is rare in the neighborhood.

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