Police: Fake UPS Driver Who Robbed Woman, Taped Her to Stove Is ID'd But On The Loose


Tyson McGuire, 37.
  • Tyson McGuire, 37.

Police say that on April 27, a man posing as a UPS delivery driver forced his way into an Ellisville home, stole a woman's jewelry, taped her to her stove and then left.

And now, officials say, they have identified the man -- but they don't know where he is.

Yesterday, St. Louis county prosecutors issued warrants for 37-year-old Tyson McGuire for first-degree burglary, stealing and kidnapping with a bail set at $250,000. For now, police say, he remains on the loose and is considered armed and dangerous.

His victim was an 86-year-old woman who lives on Kensington Way Drive. Police say that in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday, he pretended that he was a UPS delivery driver and then when she opened the door, he forced his way in.

That's when he allegedly taped her to the stove.

McGuire, who lives on the 4900 block of Macklind Avenue, had with him a cardboard box and an electronic device used for collecting signatures, the Post-Dispatch reports.

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He then searched her home for money and stole multiple items, including her jewelry.

The P-D has some especially disturbing details from the victim's account:

The woman told police McGuire said he needed money to travel to California to visit his 10-year-old son who has cancer. He then kissed her on her cheek and told her he would call police so that they could free her. She told officers that once he left, she chewed through the tape to escape and called police.

Police say McGuire is a black man, about six-feet-two-inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.

If you have tips, you can contact detective Brian Gillaspie or detective Alan Carter of the Ellisville Police Department at 636-227-7777.

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