Edward Mitchell was arrested in the Salvation Army worker robbery case.
Clayton, MO (KSDK) - Five years supervised probation is the punishment handed down to a man who admitted robbing a Salvation Army employee who offered to give the man a ride earlier this year.
Police arrested 25 year old Edward Mitchell of Berkeley after he robbed the female worker outside the Army's thrift store in the Paddock Hills shopping center in Florissant in July.
The employee was leaving for the night when she thought she recognized Mitchell and offered to give him a ride.
Instead of taking the ride, Mitchell reached into the victims car and took the money bag containing nearly $1500.00, then punched the woman and fled.
Mitchell pleaded guilty to robbery charges in St. Louis County and was also sentenced to 120 days incarceration, restitution of the stolen money and forbidden contact with the victim of the crime.