A search is underway for two suspects after a pair of carjackings Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Police are saying this started with a carjacking Wednesday night in Berkeley, when a red Dodge Charger was stolen from a QuikTrip on North Hanley.
A few hours after the Berkeley car theft, around 7:30 Thursday morning, an employee was pulling into work at Scharf Tax Service on Manchester in Brentwood. Police say she was approached by the same suspects wanted for the QuikTrip carjacking.
The victim’s employer saw the whole situation unfold outside his window.
“They clicked the gun," Dennis Scharf said, "'I’m gonna shoot you if you don’t give me the keys.' She said you go ahead and shoot me. She’s a tough woman, and so she hit him with her cane, right in the head, tough gal, but apparently, they didn’t want to shoot her so they just grabbed her and pulled her out of the car.”
The suspects fled west on Manchester in the two stolen vehicles while the victim raced inside.
Rock Hill police say officers spotted the Challenger on Manchester at McKnight, and pursued it to Lindbergh. Meanwhile, the stolen Charger clipped the side of a Rock Hill police car, causing minor damage but no injuries.
Then, at Manchester and I-270 in Des Peres, the stolen Challenger rammed into an innocent driver. She wasn’t injured. Des Peres police say the suspects ditched the crashed car and left in the other stolen vehicle.
As of Thursday evening, the suspects are still at large. Police say they were last seen in the Dodge Charger in Sunset Hills, near 270 and 44.