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Houseguest Robs U City Man, Steals Car

Police said the man hit his host and left with his cash, a bracelet and his car.

A houseguest struck and robbed a University City man Dec. 29 and took his car, police said.

Christopher Hoskin, 19, of the 2400 block of Switzer Avenue in Jennings, was charged Thursday with second-degree robbery.

University City Police said Hoskin was a guest at a home in the 7200 block of Olive Boulevard in U City when he struck the resident in the eye. Hoskin then took his cash, car keys, a bracelet and the victim’s car, a Chrysler 300.

Hoskin was being held in St. Louis County jail on Friday. Bail was set at $15,000.

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Earl Higgins January 07, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Not the brightest idea, methinks.
Johnni Cabase January 12, 2013 at 07:53 AM
That’s right Earl, not the brightest idea to rob somebody living close to where you live. But again, who says 90% of the population is bright? Personally I got my backpack stolen (with car keys & wallet) while queuing at a cash machine. I’ve gone through all the non-sense with the useless british police and then called http://www.autokeysquad.com/ who sorted my keys out. They also put these Bluetooth stickers on my keys so whenever I misplace them or they get stolen again- you can track them on your mobile device!!!!
Earl Higgins January 15, 2013 at 05:03 PM
I believe the above is SPAM.
Billy Frank Thornton February 08, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Earl. This case brings new meaning that houseguest and fish begin to smell after 3 days.

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