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Armed suspect enters south St. Louis home, robs woman doing dishes

Police said the robber came in through an unlocked back door
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ST. LOUIS — A suspect entered an unlocked home in south city and robbed a brother and sister at gunpoint Friday morning.

The robbery happened on the 2200 block of Charless Street at 6:05 a.m.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said a 54-year-old woman was washing dishes in her kitchen when a male suspect in a black mask entered through the unlocked back door.

The suspect pointed a handgun at her and demanded money, police said. Her 61-year-old brother heard her scream and ran downstairs, and the suspect forced him to give him $80 from his wallet.

The suspect then ran away. 

Police are investigating the robbery.

Editor's note: The victim originally thought he had given the robber $200 from his wallet.

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