Jail inmate’s bragging about mother’s money leads to home invasion plot
ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR)– St. Charles County authorities stopped a home invasion that was planned after an inmate in the jail bragged about his mother having a safe full of cash in her home.
Another inmate shared the information with the suspects, according to St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar.
Lohmar said Rami Abdel-Aal, Joseph Britton and Jason Middendorf planned to break in the home, tie up the woman and break in the safe. He also said they had a shotgun.
However, the suspects allegedly planned the home invasion in the presence of confidential police informant.
The informant helped a swat team arrest the suspects at the St. Peters home.
“As soon as they got out of the car the swat team arrested them,” Lohmar said. “No one was hurt.”
Lohmar said he did not know which inmate shared the information with the suspects, but the investigation will continue.
“This is an example of good police work, but it is not over,” Lohmar said.
All three suspects are charged with Attempted Burglary and Armed Criminal Action.
They are in the St. Charles County Jail.