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UPDATE: Thurlester Johnson Charged with 20 Additional Counts – Probable Cause Statement

ST. LOUIS MO (KTVI) – A man has been charged in connection with several robberies in St. Louis. Thurlester Johnson, 44 has been charged with 30 Counts for Armed Robberies.   Johnson was on parole for a case that included 24 counts of 1st Degree Robbery and 27 counts of Armed Criminal Action.

Johnson is suspected of robbing five women who were leaving a Cardinals game on the night of August 22nd.  According to the police report he pointed a  gun at them, saying “I want to see five purses on the ground. I’m not playing around.” He got their purses and took off with a second suspect in a SUV.

He is also a suspect in a robbery outside of a bingo game on August 10th.  According to St. Louis Police he approached four people who left a bingo game and told them to “drop everything you have, do it or I’ll shoot you all.”  He then allegedly took a briefcase, wallet, purse and jewelry from the victims.  In this instance he fired at the victims.  One of the bingo players had a concealed carry permit and fired back at Johnson.

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