St. Louis, MO – Two suspects are in custody after a lengthy standoff at a check-cashing business on the south side of St. Louis. Names of the men have not been released. They were taken into custody at around
Police say two armed men walked into the Ace America's Cash Express store in the 3600 block of Grand at around 8:45 am and
announced a robbery. The store was not yet open and no customers were inside. A spokeswoman at Ace's corporate office in Texas says the lone employee and a security guard were allowed to leave. No
one was hurt.
A police SWAT team surrounded the building for several hours. Several blocks of Grand Avenue were blocked off.
Police evacuated residents living in apartments elsewhere in the building.