JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens says his wife, Sheena Greitens, has been robbed at gunpoint.
Greitens says the future First Lady was robbed in a location not far from their home in Central West End of St. Louis.
St. Louis police say Sheena Greitens was parked outside of a restaurant on West Pine shortly after 6 p.m. when a suspect opened the car door, pointed a gun at her and demanded her property.
The suspects fled the scene with her laptop and cell phone.
Police managed to locate the suspects’ vehicle, and following a short pursuit, they took three suspects into custody. Police have only identified those suspects as three males, ages 14, 15, and 19.
The future governor issued a statement on his Facebook page on Monday night.
He says she is shaken, but safe, and that the incident has only strengthened his resolve to increase public safety.
The newly-elected Republican governor is set to take office in January, and his wife and two children plan to move to Jefferson City.
Read Greitens’ full statement below:
Greitens’ campaign manager Austin Chambers tweeted later, saying that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and his wife called the Greitens family to offer their prayers and support.
— Austin Chambers (@achambersgop) December 6, 2016
A news conference has been scheduled in St. Louis at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in regards to the robbery.
Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.