Robberies in Cape Girardeau Not Believed to be a Rising Trend

FEBRUARY 26, 2007 - Posted at 7:59 a.m. CST, updated at 11:47 a.m. CST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Police in Cape Girardeau are of the opinion that a recent string of armed robberies in southeast Missouri's largest city does not signal an increasing trend.

So far in 2007, there have been four armed robberies in Cape, three at local businesses.

Police say 19 armed robberies were reported last year, compared to twelve in 2005.  However, police say they don't see that trend continuing.