St. Louis Armed Robbery Victims Wait Three Hours to Get Through to 911 Dispatcher

The James Henry Provisions store is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis near the Federal Reserve Bank, The Missouri Athletic Club and the Budget motel.

On Tuesday two men walked into the store and started putting bottles of alcohol into their pants. When the store workers told the men to put the bottles back one of the suspects pulled a gun and told the clerks to open the locked door and let him out.

The robbery victims then waited three hours, until 1:30 AM to get through to a dispatcher.

St. Louis has suffered under Democrat control for decades.

Local St. Louis KSDK reported:

Victims who were robbed at gunpoint at a downtown convenience store waited about three hours to get through to a 911 dispatcher Tuesday.

The robbery happened at 10:25 a.m. at the James Henry Provisions store in the 400 block of N. 4th Street, but it was not reported to police until about 1:30 p.m., according to police sources familiar with the investigation.

The victims told police they could not get through to a 911 dispatcher for three hours as all of their calls went to voicemail, according to the sources.

The victims told police two men walked into the store toward the liquor section. One of the victims saw one of the men put some bottles of alcohol in his pants, so he walked toward the man and told him to return the bottles. The man then ran out of the store.

The victim then locked the door to the store, so the other man who was with the suspected thief couldn’t leave, and took a bottle away from him. That man then flourished a gun at the convenience store worker and told him to unlock the door or he would shoot him, victims told police.

The man then took a bottle of Gatorade and left…

…Wait times for 911 callers in St. Louis has been a chronic issue that has grown particularly worse in the past year.

Mayor Tishaura Jones said several efforts were underway to reduce wait times including a plan to merge the city’s three dispatching centers – police, fire and EMS – under the same roof by October.

That deadline came and went.

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