Woman Robbed First Bank in Dierberg's, St. Charles Police Say

St. Charles Police said Tara Grippe and an accomplice fled to the Lake of the Ozarks, where Grippe was arrested by Osage Beach Police.

Tara Grippe, 24, of St. Louis, is charged with robbing the First Bank branch in Dierbergs on Zumbehl Road in St. Charles.
Tara Grippe, 24, of St. Louis, is charged with robbing the First Bank branch in Dierbergs on Zumbehl Road in St. Charles.

A St. Louis woman robbed First Bank in the Dierberg’s on Zumbehl Road Aug. 9, St. Charles Police said.

Tara M. Grippe, 24, of the 6400 block of Wade Avenue in St. Louis, was charged Monday with second-degree robbery.

St. Charles Police said Grippe handed the teller at First Bank a note that read, “This is a robbery put $10,000 in the bag immediately.”

The teller put $858 into black purse provided by Grippe, police said.

A witness told police they saw Grippe getting into a gold Mercury Sable with a temporary tag on the rear license plate. The car left the lot, driven by a man.

Chesterfield Police notified St. Charles Police that the woman’s description matched Grippe, who was arrested Aug. 5 driving a gold Mercury Sable with temporary tags.

The teller positively identified Grippe in a photo lineup.

Osage Beach Police arrested Grippe Friday in Osage Beach after spotting her in the Mercury Sable. She was arrested going into a restaurant with a man, who fled police.

Police said Grippe is a known heroin user.

Grippe is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $15,000.



steve vaugier September 07, 2013 at 10:32 PM
you havent heard anything yet. This story is unbelievable. Also, if I was going to rob a bank I would make sure the car was completely legal. I know the getaway driver. a real classless piece of maggot sh--.
steve vaugier September 08, 2013 at 11:38 AM
I wander y police wont release the name of the driver? Maybe it will hurt their investigation. I know him but will not say now.
paisleypears September 09, 2013 at 08:45 AM
It says the driver ran from the police.
steve vaugier September 09, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Grippe married the driver after bank robbery. Does that mean that she cannot testify against him? How does the "spousal" law work? Anybody out there know for sure? Unbelievable, expired temp tag and u want to rob a bank. Who said the "3 stooges" is history. I bet a rubber band is more stiff than his back. God, I wish he was my hero!!!!!!
steve vaugier September 09, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Forgot to mention in last post: I have expired temp tags for sale.


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