Town and Country police report the arrest of 22-year-old Robert Mason-Ellman on charges related to burglary and stealing in the city.
Police say in the afternoon hours of Dec. 6, Mason-Ellman burglarized a home in the 900 block of Greenwich Green. A resident notified the police department of suspicious activity that same afternoon within a block of where the burglary occurred, according to the report.
That information led to the arrest of Mason-Ellman on Dec. 8. The detectives submitted the case to the St. Louis County prosecutor and warrants for burglary and stealing were issued.
Mason-Ellman is in county jail on a $50,000 bond.
Detectives are also investigating his involvement in other residential burglaries committed in the area after it was learned that he sold jewelry to area gold dealers on numerous occasions. Police says Mason-Ellman sold jewelry 14 times since August at Scotsman Coin at 11262 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur and he has made approximately 10 sales of jewelry, including the jewelry stolen from Greenwich Green, to Dollar$ 4 Gold at 1935 W. Hwy. 50 in Fairview Heights, IL.
According to police, detectives recovered jewelry from Mason-Ellman and are currently attempting to identify additional victims. Mason-Ellman was staying in the 100 block of Champagne in Lake St. Louis at the time of his arrest.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to notify Detective Sgt. Rick Kranz at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 314-587-2860; or by St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-317-TIPS (8477).