ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in a Target parking garage Sunday night.
Police responded to Target at 4255 Hampton Avenue, which is in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood around 8:20 p.m.
A 59-year-old woman told police she was walking through the parking garage when a man wearing a Cardinals jersey approached her and pointed a gun at her.
The robber demanded the woman's items and got away with her purse. He left the scene in a blue sedan.
The woman refused medical treatment, police said.
5 On Your Side reached out to Target for comment Monday morning. According to the store hours, it is open until 11 p.m. on Sundays.
Police have been called to this Target at least 130 times in the past three months, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. The department's report showed more than 30 of those calls involved theft.
This Target location used to be a police sub-station, but a police spokesperson said they ended that practice over two years due to staffing. That spokesperson also said the number of calls had put a strain on staffing over the past four years.
Target released this statement to 5 On Your Side:
"At Target, the safety and security of our guests and team members is our top priority. On Sunday, a guest was robbed while walking back to their car in the parking garage of our Hampton Village store. Once the guest alerted our team, we immediately called the St. Louis City Police Department, who sent officers to the store to assist the guest. We’ve provided police with security footage and will continue to provide them with whatever is needed for their investigation."
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