Basement robbery in Wentzville nets $40
An 18-year-old St. Peters man has been charged in connection to an alleged robbery in Wentzville which occurred on Oct. 15.
Wentzville police responded to a home in the 400 block of Wilson Street at 1:34 p.m. after the three residents — Jordan Bruner, Bradley Mason and Lynn Triebley — reported being robbed at gunpoint.
The residents reported that two black males entered the basement of the home, displayed a silver handgun and demanded money. Bruner refused to give them money and he was allegedly struck in head with the pistol a number of times. Police said the two suspects stole $40 cash and fled the area.
Further investigation found another person of interest. Police said Joseph S. French, 18, stayed in the residence overnight, met the suspects at the door and directed them to the basement where the robbery occurred. Police said French fled the residence with the two black suspects, but was later located.
French has been charged with one count of first degree robbery and two counts of attempted robbery. He is currently in custody with a $50,000 cash only bond.