Man Sneaks in Car, Robs Woman at Gas Station

Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:47 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 8:02 AM

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are searching for a suspect accused of sneaking into a car at a gas station, robbing a woman and briefly holding her captive.

KMOV-TV reports that the victim told police she was getting gas Monday night and stepped away from the pump. When she got back into the car, a man was in the backseat, put a gun to her head and demanded her purse, cell phone and keys. He reportedly hit her in the head with a gun before eventually letting her go.

The suspect stole the car but crashed a short time later.

Police told the victim that the entire incident was captured on surveillance video.

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