ST. LOUIS — A man has been charged after cars, wallets, phones and other belongings were stolen from an unlocked employee room at Union Station on Dec. 2.

Corey Roberts, 18, was charged on Sunday with 17 counts of theft.

The St. Louis Police Department said it responded to Union Station at about 9 p.m. for a report of a theft. Employees had left their belongings in a conference room during an evening performance, police said. At some point between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., several items were stolen.

Clothes, wallets, car keys, cell phones and other electronics were taken from a total of 16 victims who ranged from age 12 to age 38. 

The car keys were used to steal two vehicles, police said.

Police said Roberts admitted that he and another man entered the unlocked room and stealing the items.

Roberts' Bond was set at $50,000.


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