Update: Florissant Police Make Arrest in Salvation Army Robbery

Edward J. Mitchell has been charged with second-degree robbery and is being held on $35,000 bond.

Updated at 11:45 a.m.

arrested a man for the robbery of the Salvation Army clerk on Tuesday.

The Florissant police arrested Edward J. Mitchell of St. Louis Wednesday, and the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office issued warrants Thursday morning for second-degree robbery.

 Police spokesman Andy Haarman said that the money has not yet been recovered.

Phone calls to the Florissant Police Department had not been returned at time of publication.

Mitchell is being held at the St. Louis County jail on $35,000 bond. 

stacey July 12, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Wow! I had just left Dollar General 20 minutes before this incident happened. Shame on this young cowardly man! Stealing is bad enough, but to steal from a non-profit organization who would have probably helped him out, and to assault a woman who was helping him is absurd!! Beyond my comprehension, as I was raised to work hard for the things you need/want, respect others, living means giving, and even to not be afraid to ask if I need help! Just speculating he probably needed drug money, and the money he stole was to help addicts recover amoungst other assistance! I once again am not blaiming Florissant, and applause their once again quick arrest!! I still feel safe here, but something HAS to change. We need to spend the money on surveillance camera's in each shopping center more than we do at stoplights!! These parents need to be held accountable for their young kids, teens, even adults!! Curfew laws (not pertaining to this incident) HAVE to be more enforced!! Something, so us law abiding citizens don't have to be afraid to go out after 7pm or anytime! Lucky for him, she didn't have a conceal to carry, and gun in her car! I know that's what many people in this neighborhood are doing or have done to ensure their familys' safety! I don't blame them at all, he is lucky he's alive, and I pray he gets the sentence he deserves!
dr July 12, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Seems like the police work harder to put the criminals behind bars when a business gets robbed. We have robberies in my neighborhood that have never been solved.
stacey July 15, 2012 at 04:21 PM
OMG! LOL E. Holloway!! Good one!! And I do agree dr, it'd be a great question for the FPD. Besides some obvious reasons, such as more $ being stolen from businesses I do wonder what their thinking is taking them more seriously? I would think once someone robs a home, and get away with it, they WILL keep robbing homes until their caught! Seems safer to the public for the FPD to give their all finding the criminal the 1st time instead of the 10th or never. I wonder if they fingerprint homes, etc like they do businesses? I know FPD is one of the best, but it may have a little to do w/media coverage as well. Besides, asking the FPD this question, perhaps get the word out to media outlets such as this. That ways, their almost forced to take it more seriously, the more people know about it to ensure that Florissant is still safe. Good luck! We know our neighbors very well, and have many block parties, keep our porch lights on, and all look out for eachother. I always have felt safe in my home, mainly becuase I know all my neighbor's names, phone numbers, cars, etc. We have stopped some minor crimes from happening by knowing eachother so well too.
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Pamela young November 28, 2012 at 12:42 AM
This guy is an idiot for stealing from the salvation army who would steal from a company that helps homeless and needy people I hope this retard stays in jail without bond and stays in there until the day he dies.


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