Police: Mo. woman robbed cop called to help her

January 27, 2012 - 7:05 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a St. Louis woman who allegedly robbed an officer who responded to her call for help was caught when she used his bank card a short time later.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/xlPQHR) that the woman told police early Friday that her boyfriend had stolen her keys. So officers who responded to the call took her to his home, leaving her in their cruiser while they went inside.

That's when the woman allegedly took the opportunity to grab a bank card from an officer's bag.

The officers discovered the theft soon after, while responding to a larceny at a store. They found the woman and her vehicle, filled with groceries, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Police say receipts show she used the stolen bank card.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com