Police: Men used gun, machetes in St. Peters home robbery

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 13 2016 Jan 13, 2016 Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:01:49 AM CST January 13, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. PETERS (AP) — One man is in custody and two others are being sought after allegedly talking their way into a suburban St. Louis home and robbing those inside with a gun and machetes.

Eighteen-year-old Derrick Antonio Mitchell Jr. of Ferguson was charged last week with robbery and armed criminal action.

The crime happened Jan. 2 in St. Peters. Court records show that the owner of a home allowed the men inside after they said they had left car keys while at a party there the night before.

Police say the men then put on masks and pulled weapons on the homeowner and two others. No one was hurt but more than $2,000 in cash and goods were taken.

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