Two men were arrested Tuesday after police said the men crashed a car that had been stolen from a man at gunpoint in north St. Louis County.
According to a press release, the man was carjacked and robbed of his personal possessions by two men wearing surgical masks just before 4 a.m. on the 11100 block of Oak Parkway Lane. The man, who was traveling with his 3-year-old son, was allowed to get his son from the back seat before the men sped off in the car.
Shortly after talking with the victim, police spotted the car, which was displaying different license plates. When they attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped off.
Police chased the car through parts of north St. Louis County, Jennings, Bellefontaine Neighbors and north St. Louis. The driver eventually lost control of the car and hit a curb before hitting a light pole.
Police found surgical masks and a gun inside the car and took two men — a 27-year-old and a 21-year-old — into custody. One of the men — 27-year-old Darron Scott — was charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $100,000, cash only.
The St. Louis Metropolitan and Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Departments assisted the St. Louis County Police Department in this case.
The investigation is ongoing.
Note: Police reported that the victim was a woman in earlier press releases, but have since updated the information.