Wife of Missouri Governor-Elect Eric Greitens Robbed at Gunpoint in St. Louis
On Monday night Sheena Greitens, the wife of Missouri governor-elect Eric Greitens, was robbed at gunpoint in the Central West End district in St. Louis.
Governor-elect Greitens posted on the assault on Facebook.
Tonight, my wife Sheena—the mother of my two boys, and the future First Lady of Missouri—was robbed at gunpoint. https://t.co/ee57u7zlq9
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) December 6, 2016
Three teens were arrested later by police. They may be behind several robberies in the area. The Central West End is a popular restaurant district.
— Justin Andrews (@Justin_EAndrews) December 6, 2016
Three teens aged 14, 15 and 19 were later arrested.
According to police, Sheena Greitens had just left a restaurant around 6:20 p.m., was in her car in the 3900 block of West Pine, and was looking at her cell phone when a teen suspect suddenly opened her car door. The suspect then pointed a gun at her demanded she handover her property. She gave him her cellphone and laptop.
Sheena Greitens told officers she saw several males running from the area after she was robbed.
Another car on the same lot was also broken into, police said. The victim of that theft told police his cell phone was stolen.
Eventually, officers tracked the suspects’ car to the 4200 block of Shreve, where they attempted to stop it. The car fled and was involved in an accident. Following the crash, three male suspects who were inside the car fled on foot, but were soon arrested. Police believe the suspects are aged 14, 15 and 19.
The suspects’ car was stolen in a robbery earlier in the day in the 3700 block of Lindell, and police also believe it was used in an attempted robbery.
"She is safe—but shaken" – Governor-elect Eric Greitens on wife, Sheena, being robbed. pic.twitter.com/P7Rv3qdIyL
— ABC 17 News (@ABC17News) December 6, 2016