Wildwood Man Charged with Manchester Armed Robbery
A Wildwood man is in jail Tuesday, charged with the armed robbery of Little Caesars Pizza in Manchester on Monday.
A Wildwood man is in jail Tuesday, charged with Monday's armed robbery of Little Caesars Pizza, located at 431 Lafayette Center in Manchester.
According to the Manchester Police Department, Kyle D. Werre, 25, of the 2400 block of Hollister Crossing Court in Wildwood, went into the restaurant around 2:45 p.m. Monday, showed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk gave Werre money and he fled, police said.
Manchester police Sgt. Dan Rehm said Werre ran towards the intersection of Manchester and Sulphur Spring roads. Manchester officers spotted Werre heading up a hill towards Lakeside Avenue in Winchester, according to Sgt. Rehm.
A search of the area by officers, including those from other jurisdictions, resulted in the arrest of Werre.
"He was located within 10 to 15 minutes of the robbery," Sgt. Rehm explained.
Rehm said a handgun was found about two houses away from where Werre was taken into custody. Tuesday Werre was charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action. He remains in custody at the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton.
Little Caesars Manager Doug Stevens was working at the time of the robbery and said the robber pulled the gun on one of his employees. That employee was not injured. Stevens said it all happened so quickly that initially he did not know a weapon was involved and he and another employee chased after the robber and were able to give police a general direction he had headed. Stevens said the store has never been robbed before this incident, but it does have surveillance cameras.
Sgt. Rehm said although Werre was a Wildwood resident, he's been homeless for about one week. Rehm said Werre told them he was living at Trends Motel, located at 15652 Manchester Road in Ellisville, last week.