The dark-colored SUV pulled up, emergency red and blue lights flashing from the dashboard. The driver pulled over - and was robbed.
The real St. Louis police continue to search for the fake ones - two men who pulled off three robberies on Tuesday, each time after posing as officers.
In each case, a sport utility vehicle that looked like an undercover police vehicle pulled behind cars and turned on flashing lights from the dashboard. Motorists, believing they were being stopped by police, pulled to the curb.
A 22-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to almost 27 years in prison for his role in the multi-million dollar armed robbery of ATM Solutions.
Myron Kimble pleaded guilty in March to armed robbery, kidnapping, and firearms violations. He wasn't present at the August 2, 2010 robbery of the ATM servicing company, which is located at 3721 Grandel Sq. in the Grand Center neighborhood.
St. Louis FBI Special Agent in Charge Dennis Baker briefs reporters in Nov. 2010 about the safe rescue of two girls kidnapped in connection to the ATM Solutions robbery in Aug. 2010. Three men have been indicted for the kidnapping today. (UPI/Greenblatt)
Well, three of four men thought to be involved with that kidnapping have been indicted, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Marrion Dotson, 33, Myron Kimble, 22, and Larry Newman, 20, all of St. Louis, were each indicted on one felony count of kidnapping and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, according to the release.
One of the young men, a 16-year-old, was treated for minor wounds before being taken to the Juvenile Building. A 23-year-old man was arrested while police were investigating the robberies.
The incident began around 10:50 Wednesday night, when two men held up a driver attempting to make a pizza delivery in the 4600 block of Michigan. They escaped in a getaway car parked in a nearby alley and driven by a third suspect.