Workers and customers at stores, motels, and restaurants, said they’d been “freaking out” about the crimes in St. Louis, Jefferson, and Phelps counties.
According to Det. Lt. James Jones, a spokesman for the Arnold Police Department, 51-year-old Elizabeth Kurtzeborn and 33-year-old Tyler Johnson were arrested in Carbondale, Illinois. Authorities recovered some of the money stolen from both robberies, as well as other items of evidence.
Police said Johnson robbed a Subway sandwich store on the evening of November 7. After leaving the store, he was seen getting into the passenger seat of a white Dodge Intrepid, which belonged to his girlfriend, later identified as Kurtzeborn.
On the afternoon of November 13, Kurtzeborn and Johnson walked into a TitleMax loan business and stole the day's receipts. The pair fled in a white Dodge Challenger.
Det. Lt. Jones said Johnson and Kurtzeborn were also connected to other robberies in Webster Groves, Rolla, and St. Louis County.
Formal charges are still pending.