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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Photos: Eight Worst St. Louis Crimes In January 2013

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Kenneth Payne
  • Kenneth Payne

3. Death over sweets: The second homicide of the year in the City of St. Louis was allegedly due to an argument about the shoplifting of sweets -- either a bag of Chips Ahoy! cookies or potentially two candy bars.

Kenneth Payne, a 33-year-old from the 3400 block of Montana, was charged with the South City shooting of Anan Abdallah, 22.

The suspect apparently hit a store employee with his bullets and then hit the victim square in the chest -- killing him before he could even be taken to the hospital.

2. Masked gunmen in church: Entering a house of worship on a Sunday in the middle of service, three gunmen wearing masks demanded that parishioners get on the ground and hand over their wallets.

Police Chief Michael Floore
  • Police Chief Michael Floore

Ultimately, no one was hurt, but we can only imagine it was an incredibly terrible ordeal -- one that was so bad, East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore told Daily RFT the following day: "These are some trying times now."

Continue for the top crime of January 2013.

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