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Two Arrested for Burglary of a St. Peters Apartment

Robert McCray and Ashley Lappe, 24, were charged after a purse, a gun and three pairs of shoes were taken from an apartment.

Two people were arrested and charged following a break-in at a St. Peters apartment. 

Robert McCray, 28, of the 10 thousand block of Cant Way Drive in Overland, was charged with one count second degree burglary and one count of theft of a firearm following an incident in the 500 block of Biltmore Way on Jan. 17. Also charged in the incident was Ashley Lappe, 24, of the 10th block of Cambourne Court in St. Peters. Lappe was charged with second degree burglary, theft stealing of a firearm and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

St. Peters Police said McCray used a rock to break a window on a door of the apartment into the apartment and took a .9mm handgun, a purse and three pairs of tennis shoes from the residence.

According to the probable cause statement, McCray told police the resident of the apartment owed him money but he was refusing to pay. McCray told police he called the resident and told him a female wanted to purchase some marijuana in an effort to lure the resident out of his apartment. McCray and Lappe were waiting in the parking lot and, when the resident left, police said McCray entered the building. 

The resident went to Plato's closet after the robbery took place and found one of three pairs of missing shoes at the store. Plato's closet told police they had purchased the shoe from Lappe. Police then went to Lappe's place of employment and arrested her.

Lappe told police that her boyfriend, McCray, was driving her car. Police located McCray and searched the car. Inside the center console police found a metal grinder and digital scale that contained trace amounts of marijuana. 

All three pairs of shoes and the handgun were recovered. McCray told police he had taken the pistol to his brother's house until he could find someone to purchase the weapon. 

Bond for McCray has been set at $25,000 with 10 percent is not authorized. Bond for Lappe is set at $15,000 with 10 percent authorized. Her bond was posted on Jan. 23. 

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