SIKESTON -- Police are searching for three suspects who robbed a Sikeston mother while she was taking a stroll with her baby in Sikeston this weekend.
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were called at 12:35 p.m. Saturday to the 100 block of William, where Sikeston resident Angela Nunn reported she was robbed, according to Capt. Dan Armour, acting director of DPS. Nunn said she was walking while pushing her baby in a carriage when two white males and one black male came up from behind her, grabbed her and forced her to give them $20 from her purse.
Nunn described the first suspect as a white male in his late teens or early 20s and 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a red sweatshirt, red baseball-style cap and blue jeans. No clothing or physical description was available for the second white male suspect. The black male suspect was described as 6-feet, 5-inches tall with a medium build, and he was wearing a gray sweatsuit. All suspects were last seen in the 100 block of William Street.
Armour said a second robbery occurred in Sikeston this weekend.
According to reports at 5:17 p.m. Sunday a black male robbed the Murray Lane Mini Mart, 626 Murray Lane. Cashiers said the suspect entered the store, pushed one of the cashiers over to the register and demanded the money.
There was no gun displayed, but the clerk said she felt an object that could have been a gun in her back during the robbery. After getting money from the register, the suspect ordered the two attendants into a back room and fled in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall black male weighing 190 pounds, 35 to 40 years old, wearing a blue hooded jacket, dark-colored baseball cap and blue jeans.
DPS encourages anyone with information concerning either incident to call 471-6200 or 471-1500. All calls can be kept confidential and rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in either case.