Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, a woman had left the YMCA in the 900 block of Holly Hills Avenue when one of the two suspects approached her and held her at gunpoint. The victim screamed, and the suspects eventually took off in a white Kia Forte.
While investigating, police determined that the Kia had been stolen and linked to a robbery in the 5300 block of Macklind Avenue near The Laundry Basket.
Officers later tracked down the Kia at a Midwest Petroleum gas station lot in the 2100 block of Chouteau Avenue. Police arrested two teens after they were observed leaving the convenience store. One of the teens reportedly spat in an officer’s face upon arrest.