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Man arrested in connection with Glendale home invasion

Police said Kenneth Redden was the man who forced his way into a Glendale home after asking to borrow a phone
Credit: Glendale Police Department

GLENDALE, Mo. — A man is in custody and facing charges after police said he forced his way into a home and robbed a family while armed earlier this month.

Kenneth Lamont Redden, 36, was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, felon in possession of a firearm and multiple other charges in connection with the crime.

On Nov. 16, around 2 p.m., a home in the 700 block of Bismark Avenue was burglarized. Police said Redden knocked on the resident’s front door and asked to use the phone. As the resident tried to hand him the phone, Redden forced his way into the home and told the residents to give him cash and jewelry. The residents were not injured during the incident, but he made them lay face down in their home as he left the home.

Glendale police were assisted at the scene by the Warson Woods, Rock Hill and Webster Groves police departments, as well as a police K9 from the St. Ann Police Department.

In addition to the home invasion, several residents in the 800 block of Glen Elm Drive, which is approximately 1.25 miles from where the home invasion happened, reported a man with a similar description who approached them at their homes. A ‘Ring’ doorbell camera captured images of the suspect.

He was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of armed criminal action Tuesday before being taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon.

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