Update: Man Agreed to Meet Robbers on Parking Lot, Police Say
The man met the men to discuss repaying a debt; the two then pulled guns in attempt to rob him.
A University City man who was robbed Nov. 27 had earlier spoken to the men on the phone and agreed to meet them on the Schnuck’s parking lot at 6900 Olive Blvd., according to a University City Police news release.
The victim, 28-year-old man, told police two men approached him and attempted to rob him. An investigation revealed he met the men to discuss a debt repayment.
During the discussion, the two men then told him they were going to rob him. The victim was able to break free and got help from a tow driver near Vernon and Midland. The tow truck driver called police.
University City Police said they were captured while trying to flee.
Jared Tate, 20, was charged with first-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action.
Earl Flynn Farmer III, 22, was charged with first-degree attempted robbery, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Bond was set at $100,000, cash only, for both men.
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