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Man Charged After Robbing St Peters Check-N-Go at Gunpoint

In one St. Louis robbery, police said the accused struggled with an employee, pointed the gun at his head and pulled the trigger. The gun misfired.

A man faces criminal charges for robbing the Check-N-Go in St Peters on May 5. The man also has been charged or is a suspect in several St. Louis County robberies.

Darrell Bolden, 37, of the 2100 block of Edmund in South St. Louis County, was charged with two counts each of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

St. Peters Police said Bolden was wearing a green ski mask and carried a silver revolver when he entered the Check-N-Go at 4122 Mexico Road in St. Peters May 5.

He told those inside, “This is a robbery,” “I want the money,” and “Ain’t nobody going to get hurt,” according to the police report.

Police said a customer gave him $400 of her own money and a clerk handed over $1,527, police said.

Bolden also is accused in a robbery attempt at Mattress Giant in Mehlville, in which he struggled with an employee, according to St. Louis County Police. During the struggle, he pointed the gun at the employee’s head and pulled the trigger;the gun misfired and no one was injured according to a police report.

A third robbery charge was filed against Bolden in St. Louis County Thursday.

Bail for the St. Peters robbery was set at $100,000 cash. Bolden is being held in St. Louis County jail.

For more crime information on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:

  • St. Peters Police Seek Man Wanted for Armed Robbery
  • St. Peters Police: Couple Arrested for Smith Jewelry Robbery
  • Armed Robbery in Richmond Heights May Be Connected to St. Peters Case
Fred Oompahloompah September 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Well, here they come! Wait until the tattoo parlors that our wonderful Board of Aldermen approved opens up! They'll be crossing the river for a quick tat and "oh BTW we have to get some dough to pay for this. Let's hit a couple places here. Dey got banks at the grocery store, dey got check cashin places just down from the tat joint. Easy pickins Dude! Quick back over the river to North or South county before the St. Peters Police wake up! Booy, I wish they put in that Metro link over the river it would be a lot easier gettin in and gettin out and we wouldn't have to get a car oh wait we just have to steel one!

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