Police are reporting via news release that soon to be first lady Sheena Greitens had just left a restaurant around 6:20 in the evening, when she was robbed. Police say she was in her car in the 3900 block of West Pine, looking at her cell phone, when a suspect, who appeared to be teenager, opened her door. He reportedly pointed a gun at her and demanded her property. Greitens gave him a cellphone and laptop. Several males ran from the scene. Officers found the suspects’ stolen car, but they fled and crashed. Three males fled on foot but were soon arrested. Police believe the suspects are aged 14, 15 and 19.
Gov.-elect Greitens released the following statement:
Tonight, my wife Sheena, the mother of my two boys, and the future First Lady of Missouri was robbed at gunpoint not far from our home.
She is safe—but shaken. We are grateful for the men and women of law enforcement. Their response was swift and skilled, and we thank God for their presence tonight.
I have spoken in the past about the importance of public safety. About the need to take care of the men and women of law enforcement who have our backs. About the danger too many Missourians feel walking in their neighborhoods at night, or taking their kids to school, or going to the grocery store.
If tonight’s incident has done anything, it has only served to strengthen my—and our family’s—resolve. We are, now more than ever, committed to the law enforcement officials who were by Sheena’s side within minutes. We are, now more than ever, disturbed by the violence and chaos in our communities. And we are, now more than ever, focused on the mission of creating safer neighborhoods for all of our families and all of our children.
We are also thankful tonight: for God’s grace, for our brave men and women in law enforcement, for the safety of our family, and for the prayers of so many of you. God bless all Missourians, and those who keep us safe.